Susan Sontag

1933 - 2004

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Susan Sontag (; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, philosopher, 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 2,966,888 page views. Her biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Susan Sontag is the 361st most popular writer (up from 469th in 2019), the 345th most popular biography from United States (up from 478th in 2019) and the 38th most popular 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 361 out of 5,755Before her are Jacques Prévert, Ahmad Yasawi, Andrzej Sapkowski, Jean Genet, Ahmad ibn Fadlan, and Erik Axel Karlfeldt. After her are Pär Lagerkvist, Alphonse Daudet, Anne Brontë, Henri Charrière, Cyrano de Bergerac, and William Wordsworth.

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Among people born in 1933, Susan Sontag ranks 20Before her are Amartya Sen, Claudio Abbado, Abolhassan Banisadr, Tinto Brass, Philip Roth, and Jalal Talabani. After her are Just Fontaine, Lina Medina, Paul Biya, Krzysztof Penderecki, Heinrich Rohrer, and Costa-Gavras. Among people deceased in 2004, Susan Sontag ranks 13Before her are Francis Crick, Christopher Reeve, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Françoise Sagan, Czesław Miłosz, and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester. After her are Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Peter Ustinov, Ahmed Yassin, Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld, and Akhmad Kadyrov.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Susan Sontag ranks 345 out of 18,182Before her are Margaret Mead (1901), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Dick Cheney (1941), Jack Ruby (1911), Pete Conrad (1930), and Jared Leto (1971). After her are William Jennings Bryan (1860), Harvey Keitel (1939), Steve Ballmer (1956), Christopher Walken (1943), Shaquille O'Neal (1972), and Tim Burton (1958).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Susan Sontag ranks 38Before her are Louise Glück (1943), Napoleon Hill (1883), Philip Roth (1933), O. Henry (1862), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), and Truman Capote (1924). After her are Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Paul Auster (1947), Alvin Toffler (1928), and Tom Clancy (1947).