Review: Susan Sontag is doubled in new play homage

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Posted: Friday, June 7, 2013 12:00 am

NEW YORK (AP) - If you recall your youthful diaries or journals as being on the shallow side, you'll really cringe when comparing them to the ambitious eloquence to be found in essayist Susan Sontag's published journals.

Sontag, who died in 2004, is considered one of the most influential writers of her time, with works like "Against Interpretation," "Illness as Metaphor" and the 1992 novel, "The Volcano Lover." The latest iteration of an insightful one-woman homage to her, titled "Sontag: Reborn," that opened Thursday night downtown at the New York Theater Workshop, is an invigorating, visually compelling sampling of her early personal journals and notebooks.

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