Susan Sontag

1933 - 2004

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Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. 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 2,692,499 page views. Her biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Susan Sontag is the 469th most popular writer (up from 496th in 2019), the 478th most popular biography from United States (down from 474th in 2019) and the 52nd 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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Among writers, Susan Sontag ranks 469 out of 5,794Before her are J. M. G. Le Clézio, T. S. Eliot, Valmiki, Theodore Dreiser, Louis Aragon, and Paula Hitler. After her are Tennessee Williams, Yunus Emre, Frans Eemil Sillanpää, Gérard de Nerval, Arion, and Henry IV of Castile.

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Among people born in 1933, Susan Sontag ranks 21Before her are Krzysztof Penderecki, Jalal Talabani, Philip Roth, Tinto Brass, Amartya Sen, and Francisco Gento. After her are Arno Allan Penzias, Elinor Ostrom, Costa-Gavras, Corazon Aquino, Oliver Sacks, and Richard Rogers. Among people deceased in 2004, Susan Sontag ranks 17Before her are Czesław Miłosz, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, Françoise Sagan, Janet Leigh, Christopher Reeve, and Ahmed Yassin. After her are Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, Maurice Wilkins, Stieg Larsson, Leônidas, and Estée Lauder.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Susan Sontag ranks 478 out of 15,968Before her are John Cazale (1935), Paul Tibbets (1915), Theodore Dreiser (1871), Faye Dunaway (1941), Sarah Palin (1964), and John Bardeen (1908). After her are Tennessee Williams (1911), Warren Beatty (1937), Millard Fillmore (1800), Richard Chamberlain (1934), Duke Ellington (1899), and Jeffrey Epstein (1953).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Susan Sontag ranks 52Before her are Tom Clancy (1947), Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875), William S. Burroughs (1914), Louisa May Alcott (1832), T. S. Eliot (1888), and Theodore Dreiser (1871). After her are Tennessee Williams (1911), Sidney Sheldon (1917), Mary Higgins Clark (1927), Washington Irving (1783), Robert A. Heinlein (1907), and Allen Ginsberg (1926).