SUSAN SONTAG was an American writer and filmmaker, professor, literary icon, and political activist. Beginning with the publication of her 1964 essay "Notes on 'Camp'", Sontag became an international cultural and intellectual celebrity.
Daphne du Maurier 13 May 1907 – 19 April was a British author and playwright. Many of her works have been adapted into films, including the novels Rebecca (which won the Best Picture Oscar in and Jamaica Inn and the short stories The Birds and
Dame Iris Murdoch DBE July 1919 – 8 February was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about political and social questions of good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious.
I wouldn’t be the person I am, I wouldn’t understand what I understand, were it not for certain books … A novel worth reading is an education of the heart. It enlarges your sense of human possibility, of what human nature is, of what happens in the world.