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In Plato and Aristotle, the mimetic theory of art goes hand in hand with the
assumption that art is always figurative. But advocates of the mimetic theory need
not close their eyes to decorative and abstract art. The fallacy that art is
necessarily a ...
But Artaud—unlike Brecht, the other great theoretician of 20th century theater—
did not create a body of work to illustrate his theory and sensibility. Often, the
sensibility (the theory, at a certain level of discourse) which governs certain works
And since both books are sharply critical of Freud at many points, it is also
important to distinguish them from other attempts to modify Freudian theory and
to extend it as a theory of human nature and a moral critique of society. Both
Brown and ...
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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