Susan Sontag
Penguin, New York, 2009; originally published 1966, English
Nonfiction, General
ISBN: 9780141190068

Susan Sontag's first collection of essays, which established its author as an influential contemporary thinker. Includes the title essay as well as “Notes on Camp,” and provocative discussions covering subjects that include Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone Weil, Jean-Luc Godard, Samuel Beckett, science-fiction movies, psychoanalysis, and contemporary religious thinking. The 2009 edition contains a new afterword by Sontag.

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Deborah Berke

This book includes some of Susan Sontag’s best-known essays. My favorite, “Against Interpretation,” has this to say: “Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art, much less to squeeze more content out of the work than is already there. Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.”

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