Against interpretation : and other essays / Susan Sontag.

by Sontag, Susan, 1933-2004Looking glass.

Series: Modern classics.Publisher: London : Penguin, 2009.Description: xi, 312 pages ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780141190068.Subject(s): Authors, American -- 20th century | Literature, Modern -- 20th century -- History and criticismLooking glassNote: Originally published: 1961.
Item type Home library Collection Class number Status Date due Barcode Item reservations
Long loan Camberwell College of Arts
Main collection
Printed books 801 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 54012682
Long loan Camberwell College of Arts
Main collection
Printed books 801.95 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Issued 06/12/2021 54012681
Short loan Central Saint Martins
Main collection
Printed books 801.95 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 54260114
Short loan Central Saint Martins
Main collection
Printed books 801.95 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Issued 06/12/2021 54260113
Long loan Chelsea College of Arts
Main collection
Printed books 801.95 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Issued 10/01/2022 54192024
Reference London College of Communication
Reference
Printed books 814.54 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Not for loan 54206107
Long loan London College of Communication
Main collection
Printed books 814.54 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Issued 08/12/2021 54251662
Short loan London College of Communication
Main collection
Printed books 814.54 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 54208223
Long loan London College of Fashion
Main collection
Printed books 814.54 SON (Browse shelf (Opens below)) Available 54241853
Total reservations: 0

Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

'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, L#65533;vi-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

Originally published: 1961.

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Susan Sontag was born in New York City on January 16, 1933. She received a B.A. from the University of Chicago and did graduate work in philosophy, literature and theology at Harvard University and Saint Anne's College, Oxford University. She was the author of 17 books including four novels, a collection of short stories, several plays, and eight works of nonfiction. Her novels are The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction. On Photography received the 1978 National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines including The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, and Art in America. She also wrote and directed four feature films and stage plays in the United States and Europe. She died from leukemia on December 28, 2004 at the age of 71.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Other editions of this work

No cover image available Against interpretation, and other essays / by Sontag, Susan, ©2007
No cover image available Against interpretation, and other essays / by Sontag, Susan, ©1990
No cover image available Against interpretation / by Sontag, Susan, ©1994
No cover image available Against interpretation and other essays / by Sontag, Susan, ©1987
No cover image available Against interpretation : by Sontag, Susan, ©1978

Footer