Books: Did He?

DEATH KIT by Susan Sonfag. 311 pages. Farrar, Sfraus & Giroux. $5.75.

Sultry Susan Sontag, 34, is a lady literary light who turned on four years ago with a flood of essays—on Levi-Strauss and Camus, on blue movies and happenings. They showed a clear, candid mind, especially quick at spotting new trends. Her 1964 essay, "Notes on 'Camp,' " is a minor classic, a sharp, entertaining catalogue that did much to popularize—and overpopularize—the Ins and Outs of the camp phenomenon. Her one novel in those days was The Benefactor (TIME, Sept. 13, 1963), an...

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