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Includes the essay Notes on Camp, the inspiration for the 2019 exhibition Notes on Fashion: Camp at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays.

Includes the essay Notes on Camp, the inspiration for the 2019 exhibition Notes on Fashion: Camp at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966

Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004.

Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Against Interpretation and Other Essays. Susan Sontag's essays are great interpretations, and even fulfillments, of what is really going o. -Carlos Fuentes. 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.

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world. It includes the famous essays "Notes on Camp" and "Against Interpretation," as well as her impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time.

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time. Sontag was among the first critics to write about the intersection between 'high' and 'low' art forms, and to give them equal value as valid topics, shown here in her epoch-making pieces 'Notes on Camp' and 'Against Interpretation'. Here too are impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Lévi-Strauss, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis and contemporary religious thought.

Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style," and the eponymous essay "Against Interpretation. In the latter, Sontag. In the latter, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the spiritual importance of art is being replaced by the emphasis on the intellect.

бесплатно, без регистрации и без смс. A series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking, Against Interpretation and Other Essays is the definitive collection of Susan Sontag's best known. A series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking, Against Interpretation and Other Essays is the definitive collection of Susan Sontag's best known and important works published in Penguin Modern Classics. Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and made her name as one of the most incisive thinkers of our time.

In early 1962 I finished my first novel, The Benefactor. In late 1965 I began a second novel. This philistinism of interpretation is more rife in literature than in any other art. For decades now, literary critics have understood it to be their task to translate the elements of the poem or play or novel or story into something else.

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Against Interpretation. Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. It includes the groundbreaking essays "Notes on Camp" and "Against Interpretation," as well as her impassioned discussions of Sartre, Camus, Simone Weil, Godard, Beckett, Levi-Strauss, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thought.


Comments: (7)

Grotilar
Recently finished this collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. Although I can’t really say that I learned anything new from reading them, or that they transformed my viewpoint on anything, or that I gained any new insights, I don’t regret the experience. For one thing, it reminded me of my college years, when so many of us earnestly went to see French New Wave films or other “art films” by Ingmar Bergman or the Italian directors, and then we would discuss them in dorm rooms or the student union later on, and pretend that we knew what we were talking about. Similarly with avant-garde paintings, or experimental music, or theater of the absurd – we TRIED to understand them. And Sontag is all about being serious in one’s approach to art, theater, cinema and literature. Today, by contrast, I sense many of us no longer approach modern art and philosophy with any attempt at all to seriously engage with it.

Sontag herself was a book reader par excellence, reportedly having a library of 15,000 books in her New York apartment. In this book of essays she can be a little “show-offy” with her erudition, listing multiple authors or works to underline a point she’s making. Or she will make comparisons, I’m not quoting her here but something along the lines of “the films of Godard are no more like those of Resnais than the paintings of Mondrian are like those of Kandinsky,” which tells the reader that she is of course intimately familiar with all four of those individuals.

I was out-and-out amused almost to a literal LOL by her essay “The Imagination of Disaster” in which she turns her laser-like intelligence and scholarly analysis to science fiction films of the 1950s and 60s. In an afterward to the version I read, written 30 years later, she recollected going to two or three movies a day, back in the sixties when she was in New York writing these essays. It’s simply funny to me to have a critical essay written about such films as “The Attack of the Puppet People” or the schlocky Japanese monster film “Rodan” and see her incorporating references to Plato, Aristotle, and Melville’s “Typee” in the process. And also amusing to envision Susan Sontag sitting in a theater watching these kinds of movies. But to her credit, in this essay she pin-pointed the centrality to these films – especially the more expensive, color productions – of the disaster sequences, or cities being blown up and buildings collapsing. In this she anticipated the much-later phrase of “disaster porn” in the post 9-11 era where Hollywood just lavishly filled the screen with all manner of destruction, vividly rendered.
Gna
The printing has been done by a third party. It’s cheap and takes all the pleasure of holding a book away. I do not understand how to report this amazon prime scam. ‘New’ prime books are likely to be poor quality reprints. There’s no way to know what you are going to get (angry emoji)
SiIеnt
Her insight on art is breath-taking.
Whitesmasher
Always useful. Not outdated in most cases. Good reference book.
Nto
As a student of the 1960's, this essay collection is a really wonderful asset. Sontag, in New York, was at the center of a phenomenal cultural change in the arts. Most people have forgotten about or never learned about seminal figures such as Jack Smith, but Sontag deals with him, as well as Happenings, surrealism, and John Cage, from a decidedly francophile perspective. Well worth the time spent.
Gaiauaco
This was a ground breaking collection of essays back in the late sixites and it has proved its relevance to topical issues like the connection between content and style in a range of media, cinema, novels and visual arts right into the new millennium.
Flocton
Successfully overcame the pass of time. The essays seems to be written today.
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Against interpretation, and other essays download epub
Essays & Correspondence
Author: Susan Sontag
ISBN: 0374520402
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux (1986)
Pages: 304 pages