Against Interpretation: And Other Essays
First published in 1966, this celebrated book--Sontag's first collection of essays--quickly became a modern classic, and has had an enormous influence in America and abroad on thinking about the arts and contemporary culture. As well as the title essay and the famous "Notes on Camp," "Against Interpretation" includes original and provocative discussions of Sartre, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. This edition features a new afterword by Sontag.
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There don't seem to be as many public intellectuals around as there used to be. Sure, there are more commentators than ever—look at the many, many bloggers out there, as well as other individuated ... Read full review
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A collection of essays that notably includes her break-out piece, “Notes on Camp,” which had appeared in Partisan Review in 1964, and the title essay. “Notes on Camp,” instead of defining and ... Read full review