Benjamin Moser & Rebecca Solnit Discuss Sontag
The Sydney Goldstein Theater's Cultural Studies series continues with an illuminating evening of conversation between biographer Benjamin Moser and feminist, socio-political writer Rebecca Solnit about the life and work of
Susan Sontag. The discussion follows the September 2019 release of Moser's definitive portrait of the influential American philosopher, filmmaker, writer and political activist's radical thought, public activism and intimate home life.
A born and raised New Yorker through and through, Sontag had a no nonsense, extraordinarily articulate voice and deep intellectual prowess, which blossomed in her published essays and revelled in her passions for cinema, photography, European literature and philosophy. With a sharp wit and acerbic way of looking at the world, her rebellious views deconstructed American society without fear, marking her as a woman apart.