“Spare me the smart Jewish girls with their typewriters.” – Clement Greenberg

Posted: February 20, 2019 in Uncategorized

It’s hard for us today to comprehend how, at a certain moment, intelligence in a woman could be the apex of cool. But, intelligence, for a brief interval in American culture, was downright sexy. And Sontag, in her day, was considered just that. Still, Sontag, in our assigned essays, seems to be launching a polemic against intellectuals and intellectualism. Why? And, in the end, does it even matter?

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