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  • Published: 17 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141190068
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $29.00

Against Interpretation And Other Essays




A series of provocative discussions on everything from individual authors to contemporary religious thinking

Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. Originally published in 1966, it has never gone out of print and has influenced generations of readers all over the world. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, among them 'On Style', 'Notes on 'Camp'', and the titular essay 'Against Interpretation', where Sontag argues that modern cultural conditions have given way to a new critical approach to aesthetics.

  • Published: 17 August 2009
  • ISBN: 9780141190068
  • Imprint: Penguin Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $29.00

About the author

Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. Her non-fiction works include Against Interpretation, On Photography, Illness as Metaphor, AIDS and its Metaphors and Regarding the Pain of Others. She is also the author of four novels, a collection of stories and several plays. Her books are translated into thirty-two languages. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work, and in 2003 she received the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She died in December 2004.

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