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Hence, Dante's theological poem is a “comedy,” as is Milton's. That is, as
Christians, Dante and Milton make sense out of the world. In the world envisaged
by Judaism and Christianity, there are no free-standing arbitrary events. All
events are ...
Nevertheless, for a believer the concept of “religion” (and of deciding to become
religious) makes no sense as a category. (For the rationalist critic, from Lucretius
to Voltaire to Freud, the term does have a certain polemical sense when, ...
But since no authentic aristocrats in the old sense exist today to sponsor special
tastes, who is the bearer of this taste? Answer: an improvised self-elected class,
mainly homosexuals, who constitute themselves as aristocrats of taste. 51.
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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