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Book Review: 'Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag' by Sigrid Nunez
Book Review: 'Sempre Susan: A Memoir of Susan Sontag' by Sigrid Nunez

Sempre Susan A Memoir of Susan Sontag Sigrid Nunez Atlas & Co.: 140 pp., $20 When novelist Sigrid Nunez accepted a part-time job helping Susan Sontag cope with correspondence that had built up during her first bout with cancer, she thought that she'd found exactly the job she needed: one that would not interfere with her own writing. She didn't realize she would also find a mentor, a friend and an antagonist in Sontag, and that 30 years later she would still be organizing her bookshelves and watching movies in the way that Susan — for she was always "Susan," as the title suggests — thought best. Any memoir of another person is a delicate...

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