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numerous than lovers; in all the great periods of literature, that is, except our own.
Perversity is the muse of modern literature. Today the house of fiction is full of
mad lovers, gleeful rapists, castrated sons—but very few husbands. The
worth attention did it not have value as literature. This, I think, it does—though,
like so many modern works of literature, it makes its way as anti-literature. (
Indeed, much of the modern movement in the arts presents itself as anti-art.) ...
The connection between theater and literature. One ready-made idea: a work of
theater is a branch of literature. The truth is, some works of theater may be judged
primarily as works of literature, others not. It is because this is not admitted, ...
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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