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The other is the prospect of romantic love and erotic failure. Pavese shows
himself as tormented by a profound sense of sexual inadequacy, which he
bulwarked by all sorts of theories about sexual technique, the hopelessness of
love, and the ...
In Baldwin's novel and play, it seems to me, the racial situation has become a
kind of code, or metaphor for sexual conflict. But a sexual problem cannot be
wholly masked as a racial problem. Different tonalities, different specifics of
Most of us still feel required to fight the stale battle against inhibitions and prudery
, taking sexuality for granted as something which merely needs a freer
expression. A country in which the vindication of so sexually reactionary a book
as Lady ...
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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