Books

‘Sontag: Essays of the 1960s & 70s’

Instantly recognizable by her streak of white hair, Susan Sontag was a provocative and influential critic. Now, about nine years after her death, Library of America has published “Sontag: Essays of the 1960s & ’70s,” a volume that gathers up some of her best-known works including “Illness as Metaphor” and “On Photography.” In a previously uncollected essay about feminism, Sontag offers what might be her take on Sheryl Sandberg’s exhortation to “lean in.” A “liberated” woman, Sontag writes, should lead the “fullest, freest, and most imaginative life she can” and her “good relations with men must not be bought at the price of betraying her sisters.”

JAN GARDNER

Paul S. Makishima can be reached at makishima@globe.com.
Loading comments...
Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
You're reading  1 of 5 free articles.
Get UNLIMITED access for only 99¢ per week Subscribe Now >
You're reading1 of 5 free articles.Keep scrolling to see more articles recomended for you Subscribe now
We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to Globe.com for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com