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But the common result is that either the work of art is excessively narrow and
repetitive, or else the different parts seem unhinged, dissociated. (A good
example of the latter is the relation between the visually brilliant denouement of
may seem justifiable propter hoc. If art is the supreme game ... To the extent that a
work seems right, just, unimaginable otherwise (without loss or damage), what
we are responding to is a quality of its style. The most attractive works of art are ...
it all seems pretty much the same: whether Quentin is responsible for the
deterioration and suicide of Maggie, and whether he (modern man) is
responsible for the unimaginable atrocities of the concentration camps. Putting
the story inside ...
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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