Against Interpretation.

SONTAG Susan (1967.)


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First UK edition. 8vo. [15], 304, [4] pp. Original brown cloth, spine lettered and ruled in gilt, dust jacket. Heavy spotting to top edge, otherwise internally clean, unclipped dust jacket with light wear to edges, some very faint scuffing to rear panel, notwithstanding a very good copy.  London, Eyre & Spottiswoode.

A collection of critical essays written between 1962 to 1965 variously responding to the concept of interpretation as an academic practice and its philosophical dangers. Sontag emphasises the importance of the 'surface' (form/style) of creative works. In her writings, the works of Satre, Camus, Simone Weil, Beckett, Levi-Strauss, and Goddard are discussed in relation to ideas such as the connection between films and novels, and theatrical 'Happenings' experiments.

Stock Code: 244393

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