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Susan Sontag on Disease and Metaphor

The essayist and novelist's new book, called AIDS and Its Metaphors, examines the discourse surrounding the disease. Sontag is a cancer survivor; a previous book about language and sickness is titled Illness as Metaphor. She joins Fresh Air to talk about how cancer changed her thinking and made her a more compassionate person.

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Other segments from the episode on February 10, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 10, 1989: Interview with Susan Sontag; Commentary on the early career of Adrienne Kennedy; Interview with Ricki Lake; Review of the home video release of the film…

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