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Against Interpretation and Other Essays
Author: Susan Sontag

ISBN: 9780141190068
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 2 July 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.1
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'A dazzling intellectual performance'
Vogue

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was among the first critics to write about the intersection between 'high' and 'low' art forms, and to give them equal value as valid topics, shown here in her epoch-making pieces 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. Here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis and contemporary religious thought. Originally published in 1966, this collection has never gone out of print and has been a major influence on generations of readers, and the field of cultural criticism, ever since.

'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites' The Times

About the Author

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxfo...

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