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A further consequence of this modern belief in the fictional nature of erotic
attachment is a new self-conscious aquiescence in the inevitable attractiveness
of unrequited love. As love is an emotion felt by the solitary ego and mistakenly ...
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
husbands have a bad conscience, they would all like to be lovers. Even so
husbandly and ...
There is something comic in modern experience as such, a demonic, not a divine
comedy, precisely to the extent that modern experience is characterized by
meaningless mechanized situations of disrelation. Comedy is not any less comic
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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