Against interpretation, and other essays

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A selection of Susan Sontag's critical writings between 1961 and 1965. The title essay, "Against Interpretation," written in 1964, "argues that interpretive criticism in our day is largely reactionary and stifling, and that the critic's task should be not to show the 'meaning' of a work of art, but to demonstrate how it is what it is."

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The first collection of essays by the brilliant critic and writer to be published in book forrn, containing her best writings between 1961 and 1965.

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Susan Sontag wrote four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction; a collection of stories, I, etcetera; several plays, including Alice in Bed; and eight books of essays, among them On Photography, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Her books have been translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001, she won the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work. She died in New York City in 2004.

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