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 choice of Susan Sontag's most sensible identified and critical works released in Penguin glossy 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 in regards to the intersection among 'high' and 'low' paintings varieties, and to provide them equivalent worth 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 videos, psychoanalysis and modern non secular inspiration. initially released in 1966, this assortment hasn't ever long past out of print and has been an enormous effect on generations of readers, and the sector of cultural feedback, ever for the reason 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 received the 2000 US nationwide ebook Award for fiction - a suite 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 was once offered the Jerusalem Prize for the physique of her paintings, and in 2003 she obtained 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 to be had in Penguin sleek Classics.
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