Against Interpretation

And Other Essays

Paperback, 336 pages

English language

Published Aug. 25, 2001 by Picador.

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Sontag is excellent as always, and is a critic sorely missed in culture and art. Some of the essays are a somewhat irrelevant (theatre and book reviews in the 1960s) but serve as a nice historical document. Where this book really hits home is where Sontag always does - in critical analysis. The concluding essay, One Culture and the new sensibility and an analysis of science fiction films with comparisons to cultures of destruction, The imagination of disaster are favourites.

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  • Essays
  • Popular Culture - General
  • Semiotics & Theory
  • Philosophy / History, Criticism, Surveys
  • Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject
  • Literary Criticism
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism
  • 20th century
  • History and criticism
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern