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This means that the notion of style, generically considered, has a specific,
historical meaning. It is not only that styles belong to a time and a place; and that
our perception of the style of a given work of art is always charged with an
And the importance, historical and moral, of this difficult truth at the present time
cannot be overestimated. In a preface (unfortunately not translated) to the
German edition of the play, the director Erwin Piscator, who gave The Deputy its
O'Neill so bad it isn't even of historical interest, and a fatuous comedy by S. N.
Behrman that makes After the Fall and Marco Millions look like works of genius. If
After the Fall fails as a serious play because of its intellectual softness, Rolf ...
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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