Nonetheless, Sontag’s celebrity had its uses. Many of the male intellectuals of the time became intimidated by Sontag’s image in the press. In early 1969, for example, out of the blue, she received a letter from Philip Roth, the author of a new novel called Portnoy’s Complaint. He had just been profiled by New York magazine. In the opening pages of the article, he’d referred to Sontag as “Sue. Suzy Q. Suzy Q. Sontag.” Apparently upon seeing his words in print, Roth was seized with remorse and dashed off a letter:
Since, as you may or may not know, I’ve always been
touched by your personal charm, and admiring of the integrity
of your work, I’m appalled at the reporter’s complete
misunderstanding and misreporting of what I remember
saying, and the spirit in which it was said.
Если хамство в том, что он назвал ее по имени, то как репортер мог переврать? Как уже было сказано, недоумеваю.
Апдейт. Исчерпывающий ответ от vadim_i_z. Имелась в виду песенка Susie Q song.