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Despite their commitment to the notion of historical progress, the neo-Marxist
critics have shown themselves to be singularly insensitive to most of the
interesting and creative features of contemporary culture in nonsocialist countries
. In their ...
The parallel between the abstruseness of contemporary art and that of modern
science is too obvious to be missed. Another likeness to the scientific culture is
the history-mindedness of contemporary art. The most interesting works of ...
It is to these that contemporary art addresses itself. The basic unit for
contemporary art is not the idea, but the analysis of and extension of sensations. (
Or if it is an “idea,” it is about the form of sensibility.) Rilke described the artist as
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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