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Susan Sontag

Data de nascimento: 16. Janeiro 1933
Data de falecimento: 28. Dezembro 2004
Outros nomes:സൂസൻ സൊൻടാഗ്,Susan Sontagová

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Susan Sontag foi uma escritora, crítica de arte e ativista dos Estados Unidos.

Graduou-se na Universidade de Harvard e destacou-se por sua defesa dos direitos humanos. Publicou vários livros, entre eles Styles of Radical Will, The Way We Live Now, Against Interpretation e In America, pelo qual recebeu em 2000 um dos mais importantes prémios do seu país, o National Book Award.

Publicou artigos em revistas como The New Yorker e The New York Review of Books e no jornal The New York Times.

Num de seus últimos artigos, publicado em maio de 2004 no jornal The New York Times, Sontag afirmou que "a história recordará a Guerra do Iraque pelas fotografias e vídeos das torturas cometidas pelos soldados americanos na prisão de Abu Ghraib. Ela faleceu aos 71 anos de idade de síndrome mielodisplásica seguida de uma leucemia mielóide aguda em 28 de Dezembro de 2004.

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„I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.“

— Susan Sontag
Context: A curious word, wanderlust. I'm ready to go. I've already gone. Regretfully, exultantly. A prouder lyricism. It's not Paradise that's lost. Advice. Move along, let's get cracking, don’t hold me down, he travels fastest who travels alone. Let's get the show on the road. Get up, slugabed. I'm clearing out of here. Get your ass in gear. Sleep faster, we need the pillow. She's racing, he's stalling. If I go this fast, I won't see anything. If I slow down — Everything. — then I won't have seen everything before it disappears. Everywhere. I've been everywhere. I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list. Land's end. But there's water, O my heart. And salt on my tongue. The end of the world. This is not the end of the world. "Unguided Tour", in The New Yorker (31 October 1977), final lines; also in I, Etcetera (1977)

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„My library is an archive of longings.“

— Susan Sontag, As Consciousness is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980

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„I guess I think I'm writing for people who are smarter than I am, because then I'll be doing something that's worth their time.“

— Susan Sontag
Context: I guess I think I'm writing for people who are smarter than I am, because then I'll be doing something that's worth their time. I'd be very afraid to write from a position where I consciously thought I was smarter than most of my readers. "The Risk Taker" http://books.guardian.co.uk/departments/politicsphilosophyandsociety/story/0,,635799,00.html, profile/interview by Gary Younge, The Guardian (19 January 2002)

„In my view, there can be no compromise with such a vision. And, no, I don't think we have brought this upon ourselves, which is of course a view that has been attributed to me.“

— Susan Sontag
Context: But just because I am a critic of Israeli policy — and in particular the occupation, simply because it is untenable, it creates a border that cannot be defended — that does not mean I believe the U. S. has brought this terrorism on itself because it supports Israel. I believe bin Laden and his supporters are using this as a pretext. If we were to change our support for Israel overnight, we would not stop these attacks. I don't think this is what it's really about. I think it truly is a jihad, I think there is such a thing. There are many levels to Islamic rage. But what we're dealing with here is a view of the U. S. as a secular, sinful society that must be humbled, and this has nothing to do with any particular aspect of American policy. In my view, there can be no compromise with such a vision. And, no, I don't think we have brought this upon ourselves, which is of course a view that has been attributed to me.

„All modern wars, even when their aims are the traditional ones, such as territorial aggrandizement or the acquisition of scarce resources, are cast as clashes of civilizations — culture wars — with each side claiming the high ground, and characterizing the other as barbaric.“

— Susan Sontag
Context: All modern wars, even when their aims are the traditional ones, such as territorial aggrandizement or the acquisition of scarce resources, are cast as clashes of civilizations — culture wars — with each side claiming the high ground, and characterizing the other as barbaric. The enemy is invariably a threat to "our way of life," an infidel, a desecrator, a polluter, a defiler of higher or better values. The current war against the very real threat posed by militant Islamic fundamentalism is a particularly clear example.

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