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Robbe-Grillet's behavioristic treatment of persons and refusal to “
anthropomorphize” things amount to a stylistic decision—to give an exact
account of the visual and topographic properties of things; to exclude, virtually,
sense modalities other ...
Here we read the writer in the first person; we encounter the ego behind the
masks of ego in an author's works. No degree of intimacy in a novel can supply
this, even when the author writes in the first person or uses a third person which ...
The name “Genet” repeated thousands of times throughout the book never
seems to be the name of a real person. It is the name given to an infinitely
complex process of philosophical transfiguration. Given all these ulterior
intellectual motives, ...
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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