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writer in suffering—rather than by the standard of an objective truth to which a
writer's words correspond. Each of our truths must have a martyr. What revolted
the mature Goethe in the young Kleist, who submitted his works to the elder ...
their seriousness, for their manifest willingness to sacrifice themselves for their
truths, and—only piecemeal—for their “views.” As the corrupt Alcibiades followed
Socrates, unable and unwilling to change his own life, but moved, enriched, and
Some art—but not all—elects as its central purpose to tell the truth; and it must be
judged by its fidelity to the truth, and by the * The Deputy by Rolf Hochhuth.
Translated by Richard and Clara Winston. New York, Grove. relevance of the
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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