By Susan Sontag
A sequence of provocative discussions on every little thing from person authors to modern spiritual considering, Against Interpretation and different Essays is the definitive selection of Susan Sontag's most sensible recognized and critical works released in Penguin smooth Classics.
Against Interpretation was once Susan Sontag's first number of essays and made her identify as some of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag used to be one of the first critics to jot down concerning the intersection among 'high' and 'low' paintings types, and to provide them equivalent price as legitimate themes, proven the following in her epoch-making items 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. the following too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction videos, psychoanalysis and modern non secular proposal. initially released in 1966, this assortment hasn't ever long gone out of print and has been a big effect on generations of readers, and the sector of cultural feedback, ever on account that.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was once born in new york and studied on the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the writer of 4 novels - The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America, which gained the 2000 US nationwide ebook Award for fiction - a set of news, a number of performs, and 6 books of essays, between them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was once offered the Jerusalem Prize for the physique of her paintings, and in 2003 she acquired the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German publication alternate.
If you loved Against Interpretation and different Essays, you could like Sontag's On Photography, additionally on hand in Penguin sleek Classics.
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