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Susan Sontag

Susan SontagAKA Susan Rosenblatt

Born: 16-Jan-1933
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 28-Dec-2004
Location of death: New York City [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - Leukemia
Remains: Buried, Cimetière de Montparnasse, Paris, France

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Author, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Novelist, critic, intellectual

[1] Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York City.

Father: Jack Rosenblatt (fur trader, d. 1939)
Mother: Mildred (alcoholic schoolteacher)
Sister: Judith Cohen
Husband: Philip Rieff (m. 1950, div. 1959)
Son: David Rieff (b. 1952)

    High School: North Hollywood High School, North Hollywood, CA
    University: UC Berkeley
    University: BA, University of Chicago (1951)
    University: MA, Radcliffe College (1952)

    MacArthur Fellowship
    National Book Award for Fiction 2000 for In America
    Polk Award 1965
    Polk Award 2002
    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2003
    International PEN
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Risk Factors: Breast Cancer

    Zelig (15-Jul-1983) · Herself

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Author of books:
The Benefactor (1963, novel)
Death Kit (1967, novel)
Against Interpretation (1968, essays)
Styles of Radical Will (1969, essays)
On Photography (1977)
Illness as Metaphor (1977)
Under the Sign of Saturn (1980)
AIDS and Its Metaphors (1988)
The Volcano Lover (1992, novel)
In America (2000)

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