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We can only quarrel with one or another means of defense. Indeed, we have an
obligation to overthrow any means of defending and justifying art which becomes
particularly obtuse or onerous or insensitive to contemporary needs and ...
For Ionesco, “bourgeois” means everything he doesn't like: it means “realism” in
the theater (something like the way Brecht used “Aristotelian”); it means ideology;
it means conformism. Of course, none of this would have mattered were it ...
all questions of individual execution, from smallness of scope and conception—
as well as a narrowness of sensory means. Hence, the great interest of Marat/
Sade, for it, more than any modern theater work I know of, comes near the scope,
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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