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Against Interpretation and Other Essays : Penguin Modern Classics - Susan Sontag

Against Interpretation and Other Essays

Penguin Modern Classics

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'A dazzling intellectual performance'
Vogue


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. Originally published in 1966, this collection has never gone out of print and has been a major influence on generations of readers, and the field of cultural criticism, ever since.

'Sontag offers enough food for thought to satisfy the most intellectual of appetites' The Times

About the Author

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. She is the author of four novels, a collection of stories, several plays, and six books of essays, among them Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004.

'A dazzling intellectual performance.' Vogue

ISBN: 9780141190068
ISBN-10: 014119006X
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st June 2009
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1