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The Prospect Podcast #100: Susan Sontag’s life, with Lisa Appignanesi

Reflections on an intellectual heavyweight

By Prospect Team  

Critic and novelist Susan Sontag commanded postwar American intellectual life, capturing many minds with her sharp insights on photography, cinema, philosophy, literature, and more. A new biography by Benjamin Moser maps the life of the leading public intellectual. But does it focus on the right things?

Prize-winning writer Lisa Appignanesi OBE joins the Prospect podcast’s 100th episode to talk about the life and work of Susan Sontag—as well as her own experiences meeting the commanding intellectual.

Lisa’s review of Benjamin Moser’s Sontag: Her Life can be found here.


       
Find all episodes of the Prospect podcast here

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