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The whole point of Camp is to dethrone the serious. Camp is playful, anti-serious.
More precisely, Camp involves a new, more complex relation to “the serious.”
One can be serious about the frivolous, frivolous about the serious. 42. One is ...
... good taste of bad taste can be very liberating. The man who insists on high and
serious pleasures is depriving himself of pleasure; he continually restricts what
he can enjoy; in the constant exercise of his good taste he will eventually price ...
In an era of mass technological reproduction, the work of the serious artist had a
special value simply because it was unique, because it bore his personal,
individual signature. The works of popular culture (and even films were for a long
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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