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 top recognized and demanding works released in Penguin sleek Classics.
Against Interpretation was once Susan Sontag's first selection of essays and made her identify as essentially the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was once one of the first critics to write down concerning the intersection among 'high' and 'low' paintings varieties, and to offer them equivalent worth as legitimate issues, 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 notion. initially released in 1966, this assortment hasn't ever long past out of print and has been an incredible effect on generations of readers, and the sphere of cultural feedback, ever in view that.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) used to be born in ny 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 received the 2000 US nationwide booklet Award for fiction - a suite 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 presented 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 e-book exchange.
If you loved Against Interpretation and different Essays, you may like Sontag's On Photography, additionally on hand in Penguin sleek Classics.
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