Against Interpretation and Other Essays
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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 most recent edition features a new afterword by Sontag.
"Susan Sontag's essays are great interpretations, and even fulfillments, of what is really going on."
"She has come to symbolize the writer and thinker in many variations: as analyst, rhapsodist, and roving eye, as public scold and portable conscience." —Time Magazine
"A dazzling intellectual performance." —Vogue