The Official Website Of Urvashi Vaid

Tagged: Susan Sontag

Remembering Susan Sontag

At the end of December it will be six years since Susan Sontag died.  Susan Sontag has been one of my heroes ever since I read Against Interpretation when I was 16.  I never met her, or heard her speak, but my father not long ago told me a wonderful story of meeting her in the mid-1960's in NYC. In 1965 or mid-1966, my father came to NYC and stayed with some friends. My dad was in his mid 30's, teaching and writing (novels, stories, plays) in India. Through a rather random set of connections, he ended up in NY invited by a former writer at the New Yorker to a party. He went alone and said it was quite a highbrow affair, he said Stephen Spender was there among other writers and [...]