Review: 'Regarding Susan Sontag' looks at a rock star of intellectuals

December 8, 2014 1:11 PM

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"I love being alive" - these are the first words Susan Sontag speaks in "Regarding Susan Sontag," Nancy Kates' documentary on the late American novelist, critic and ponderer of culture high, low and whatever.

For all that she was as a professional deep thinker, her life was a paean to liveliness. The oft-quoted dictum that ends her 1964 essay-manifesto "Against Interpretation" - "In place of a hermeneutics we need an erotics of art" - translates broadly as "think less, feel more." At the same time, with ...

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