A Susan Sontag Reader
  • A Susan Sontag Reader

     

    Susan Sontag.

     

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 1982. Signed first edition. Hardcover in a jacket. Very good. 

     

    "Interpretation is not (as most people assume) an absolute value, a gesture of mind situated in some timeless realm of capabilities. Interpretation must itself be evaluated, within a historical view of human consciousness. In some cultural contexts, interpretation is a liberating act. It is a means of revising, of transvaluing, of escaping the dead past. In other cultural contexts, it is reactionary, impertinent, cowardly, stifling."

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