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In a perceptive review of one of Camus' books some years ago, Lionel Abel
spoke of him as the man who incarnates the Noble Feeling, as distinct from the
Noble Act. This is exactly right, and does not mean that there was some sort of ...
Who would contradict Sarraute when she characterizes the feelings as an
immense mobile mass in which almost anything can be found; ... Her views of the
complexity of feeling and sensation are one thing, her program for the novel
theatrical jeux d'esprit in the bosom of a world rich in established feelings and a
sense of openness. ... The modern dream— which the modern metaplays project
—is a nightmare, a nightmare of repetition, stalled action, exhausted feeling.
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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