Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Susan Sontag Dies

Via Crooked Timber: Susan Sontag has died of leukaemia. There's an obituary in the New York Times.

I read Illness as Metaphor a few years ago. It is not only lucid and clear (can one say anything better about someone's work?) but is an enormously sensitive endeavour. One of those rare books that leaves the reader feeling that the world is a more familiar, more interesting, more luminous place than they had previously thought. She'll be sadly missed.

Update:The Guardian has an obituary here as well as tributes here and other pieces here and here.

The BBC also carries the news, plus obituary, here.

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