Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was an influential cultural critic.

“Sontag had such a prescient way of looking at the powers of photography when On Photography came out in 1977. That’s now forty years ago!” Lives of Artists by Maria Loh.

Books by Susan Sontag

Interviews where books by Susan Sontag were recommended

The best books on The Lives of Artists, recommended by Maria Loh

We live in an age obsessed with self-image. Technology has made the ‘selfie’ a ubiquitous form of social currency. Renaissance means may have been very different, but celebrity artists in Medici Florence dealt with many of the issues relating to identity and authorship that we grapple with today. Maria Loh, author of Still Lives: Death, Desire, and the Portrait of the Old Master, talks to Five Books about the curated self.

Deborah Levy on Motherhood in Literature

Aristotle tells us that all politics starts in the family, and nowhere is that more obvious than in the infamously fraught relationship between mother and daughter. Here, the novelist, playwright and poet Deborah Levy chooses five books – or rather, four books and one film – that explore motherhood.

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