“Literature was the passport to enter a larger life; that is, the zone of freedom” Susan Sontag Jan 13 1933- Dec 28 2004
Earlier this year, a volume of writer, filmaker and literary icon Susan Sontag’s diaries were released called As Consciousness Is Harnessed to Flesh: Journals and Notebooks, 1964-1980.
Maria Popova wrote on the 3rd August for brainpickings.org that the book was ” a treasure trove of insight — on writing, on censorship, on aphorisms— from the deepest corners of one of the greatest minds in modern history. But besides her extraordinary intellect, what made Sontag a force of nature was also her complex and ever-evolving emotional perception, brimming with extreme self-awareness and keen reflection on her relationships with others.”
Hand-written letter by Wendy MacNaughton exclusively for brainpickings.
Find out more about Susan Sontag via the Susan Sontag Foundation website here