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What accounts for the extraordinary appeal of his work is beauty of another order,
moral beauty, a quality unsought by most 20th century writers. Other writers have
been more engaged, more moralistic. But none have appeared more beautiful, ...
Garbo's incompetence (at the least, lack of depth) as an actress enhances her
beauty. She's always herself. 33. What Camp taste responds to is “instant
character” (this is, of course, very 18th century); and, conversely, what it is not
stirred by is ...
Susan Sontag. renunciation of all standards: there is plenty of stupid popular
music, as well as inferior and pretentious “avant-garde” paintings, films, and
music. The point is that there are new standards, new standards of beauty and
style and ...
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AGAINST INTERPRETATION: And Other EssaysUser Review - Kirkus
If one were to judge these essays in terms of price, their value would be very high. At her best (and worst) Miss Sontag offers three pennies worth of thought in any one sentence. "The function of ... Read full review