Susan Sontag

1933 - 2004

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Susan Lee Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, critic, and public intellectual. She mostly wrote essays, but also published novels; she published her first major work, the essay "Notes on 'Camp' ", in 1964. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Susan Sontag has received more than 3,663,587 page views. Her biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 65 in 2019). Susan Sontag is the 450th most popular writer (down from 358th in 2019), the 433rd most popular biography from United States (down from 345th in 2019) and the 42nd most popular American Writer.

Susan Sontag is most famous for her essays "Notes on 'Camp'" and "Notes on 'Camp' (Continued)," which are about the concept of camp.

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Notable Works

Styles of radical will
The benefactor
Against Interpretation
The remarkable and controversial study of the mind, life, and legend of Jean Genet
Illness as metaphor
On photography
Death kit

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Over the past year Susan Sontag has had the most page views in the with 460,776 views, followed by German (59,518), and Spanish (59,258). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Cornish (442.08%), Western Punjabi (109.40%), and Ido (72.17%)


Among writers, Susan Sontag ranks 450 out of 7,302Before her are Rudaki, Fausto Cercignani, Comte de Lautréamont, Ammianus Marcellinus, Karl Barth, and Gabriela Mistral. After her are Salvatore Quasimodo, Boris Vian, Wolfram von Eschenbach, Jack Kerouac, Jacques Hébert, and Héloïse.

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Among people born in 1933, Susan Sontag ranks 21Before her are Just Fontaine, Corazon Aquino, Nina Simone, Amartya Sen, Heinrich Rohrer, and Philip Roth. After her are Mako, Elinor Ostrom, Francisco Gento, Arno Allan Penzias, Jayne Mansfield, and Krzysztof Penderecki. Among people deceased in 2004, Susan Sontag ranks 15Before her are Françoise Sagan, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Czesław Miłosz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Peter Ustinov, and Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. After her are Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Abdel Aziz al-Rantisi, Christopher Reeve, Akhmad Kadyrov, and Janet Leigh.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Susan Sontag ranks 433 out of 20,380Before her are Ed Harris (1950), Shirley MacLaine (1934), Hugh Hefner (1926), Stephen Hillenburg (1961), Millard Fillmore (1800), and Lewis H. Morgan (1818). After her are Howard Gardner (1943), The Notorious B.I.G. (1972), J. Paul Getty (1892), Richard Widmark (1914), Jim Mattis (1950), and Albert Fish (1870).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Susan Sontag ranks 42Before her are Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Philip Roth (1933), Frank Herbert (1920), and Kurt Vonnegut (1922). After her are Jack Kerouac (1922), Eugene O'Neill (1888), Patricia Highsmith (1921), George R. R. Martin (1948), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Tom Clancy (1947).