A sequence of provocative discussions on every thing from person authors to modern non secular considering, Against Interpretation and different Essays is the definitive number of Susan Sontag's top identified and significant works released in Penguin sleek Classics.
Against Interpretation was once Susan Sontag's first selection of essays and made her identify as the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was once one of the first critics to write down in regards to the intersection among 'high' and 'low' paintings kinds, and to offer them equivalent price as legitimate themes, proven the following in her epoch-making items 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. the following too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction videos, psychoanalysis and modern spiritual idea. initially released in 1966, this assortment hasn't ever long past out of print and has been a big effect on generations of readers, and the sphere of cultural feedback, ever on account that.
Susan Sontag (1933-2004) was once born in long island and studied on the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the writer of 4 novels - The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover and In America, which received the 2000 US nationwide booklet Award for fiction - a suite of news, numerous performs, and 6 books of essays, between them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was once presented the Jerusalem Prize for the physique of her paintings, and in 2003 she bought the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German publication alternate.
If you loved Against Interpretation and different Essays, you could like Sontag's On Photography, additionally on hand in Penguin glossy Classics.
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