By Susan Sontag
A sequence of provocative discussions on every little thing from person authors to modern spiritual pondering, Against Interpretation and different Essays is the definitive selection of Susan Sontag's most sensible recognized and critical works released in Penguin sleek Classics.
Against Interpretation used to be Susan Sontag's first selection of essays and made her identify as essentially the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag used to be one of the first critics to put in writing in regards to the intersection among 'high' and 'low' artwork kinds, and to provide them equivalent price as legitimate themes, proven the following in her epoch-making items 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. right here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction video clips, psychoanalysis and modern spiritual inspiration. initially released in 1966, this assortment hasn't ever long past out of print and has been an enormous impression on generations of readers, and the sector of cultural feedback, ever on the grounds that.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was once born in long island 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 reports, numerous 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 used to be offered the Jerusalem Prize for the physique of her paintings, and in 2003 she got the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German e-book exchange.
If you loved Against Interpretation and different Essays, it's possible you'll like Sontag's On Photography, additionally to be had in Penguin sleek Classics.
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