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Susan Sontag

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Susan Sontag

The Making of an Icon

By Carl E. Rollyson; Lisa Olson Paddock

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393049282, 370pp.

Publication Date: July 17, 2000

Description
"The book neither sympathizes with its subject nor trashes her. A kind of semiruthless, semi-good-natured impersonality prevails throughout....This book never penetrates the glazed surface of Sontag's appearance or the formal character of her work.... However] many interviews were conducted with friends and enemies alike, the reader is left knowing that a wall still stands behind which Susan Sontag lurks, undetected and unknown." Vivian Gornick, Salon, 08/01/2000.