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If civilization may be defined as that stage of human life at which, objectively, the
body becomes a problem, then our moment of civilization may be described as
that stage at which we are subjectively aware of, and feel trapped by, this
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 ...
theatrical jeux d'esprit in the bosom of a world rich in established feelings and a
sense of openness. The metatheater of Genet and Beckett reflects the feelings of
an era whose greatest artistic pleasure is self-laceration, an era suffocated by ...
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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