SUSAN SONTAG: A Biography
Northwestern University Press, US$62.95 hb, 280 pp, 9780810125834
by by Jerome Boyd Maunsell
Reaktion Books (NewSouth), $29.99 pb, 214 pp, 9781780232881
At the age of eight I wanted to be a novelist. By the age of eighteen, having fallen in love with an intellectual, I aspired to be a novelist with sturdy intellectual credentials. There was much work to be done. My beloved set me a course of essential reading, including Susan Sontag’s first two essay collections and her two early novels.