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By Susan Sontag

A sequence of provocative discussions on every thing from person authors to modern non secular pondering, Against Interpretation and different Essays is the definitive selection of Susan Sontag's top recognized and critical works released in Penguin glossy Classics.

Against Interpretation was once Susan Sontag's first number of essays and made her identify as some of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was once one of the first critics to put in writing in regards to the intersection among 'high' and 'low' paintings types, and to offer them equivalent worth as legitimate subject matters, proven right here in her epoch-making items 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. right here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction video clips, psychoanalysis and modern spiritual suggestion. initially released in 1966, this assortment hasn't ever long past out of print and has been an immense impact on generations of readers, and the sector of cultural feedback, ever due to the fact 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 publication 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 provided the Jerusalem Prize for the physique of her paintings, and in 2003 she got the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German booklet 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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