Thus, interpretation is not (as most people assume) an absolute value, a gesture of mind situated in some timeless realm of capabilities. Against Interpretation, Susan Sontag’s second book, was published in 1966, but some of the essays date back to 1961, when she was still writing for The Benefactor.Sontag had come to New York in the early 60’s, eager to become the writer she so longed to become. In “Against Interpretation,” Susan Sontag briefly introduces Plato’s mimetic theory, which “challenges art to justify itself” as the “imitation of an imitation” (Sontag 1). 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. Against Interpretation is a collection of essays by Susan Sontag published in 1966. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including 'On Style,' and the eponymous essay 'Against Interpretation.' Susan Sontag is an avante-guarde writer (who discards conventions) who belongs to the American school of criticism. In some cultural contexts, interpretation is a liberating act. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1969. In the last, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the spiritual importance of art is being replaced by the emphasis on the intellect. In her essay she tries to point out two things; first how we have established a mechanical culture of interpreting art works… As Sontag wrote a decade earlier, “Today is such a time, when the project of interpretation is largely reactionary, stifling… interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art.” 4 From Sontag’s 1964 context, film becomes the one art still largely untouched by interpretative zealots. Susan Sontag (/ ˈ s ɒ n t æ ɡ /; January 16, 1933 – December 28, 2004) was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. Susan -Sontag Kunst und Antikunst 24 literarische Analysen Deutsch von Mark W. Rien earl Hanser Verlag , r i i übertragen nach der unter dem Titel »Against Interpretation« bei Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Inc., New York, erschienenen Originalausgabe On-line books store on Z-Library | B–OK. Susan Sontag’s On Photography is one of the best studies of photography that you can find. All culture is a displacement, however temporary, of violence. 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. RosettaBooks is the leading publisher dedicated exclusively to electronic editions of great works of fiction and non-fiction that It is included in her 1966 collection Against Interpretation and Other Essays. Susan Sontag, in “Against Interpretation,” takes a very interesting critical standpoint on the idea of literary interpretation. Academia.edu is a platform for academics to share research papers. It delves into the idea of ‘transparency’, where photographers have eliminated the boundaries of art and are faced with the prospect of being free to capture. Such photographic images are capable of replacing reality by virtue of being not only a mirror or interpretation of in, but also a relic of reality, something that is taken straight from it. Perhaps it was the first bold & groundbreaking work against the classical hegemony of interpreting art works. Against Interpretation was Susan Sontag's first collection of essays and is a modern classic. 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In the latter, Sontag argues that in the new approach to aesthetics the spiritual importance of art is being replaced by the emphasis on the intellect.… “Against Interpretation” is an essay written by American critic Susan Sontag. It includes some of Sontag's best-known works, including "On Style," and the eponymous essay "Against Interpretation." The chief commodity of Susan Sontag's Against Interpretation, according to its author and her reviewers, is a modern sensibility.Stress the modernity here, since she is distinguished less by a decided or passionate point of view (compare her as a film critic, for example, with two such disparate personalities as James Agee and Kenneth Tynan) than by an eagerness to explore anything new. The title essay is an attack on the mimetic theory of art, and on the cult of interpretation that it has spawned. Interpretation thus perpetuates the content/form split. Sontag definition, U.S. critic, novelist, and essayist. Download books for free. Her book is a collection of six essays that explore photography in the deepest of manners. Photography, according to Susan Sontag, holds an almost unlimited authority in modern society. Susan Sontag was born in Manhattan in 1933 and studied at the universities of Chicago, Harvard and Oxford. The French intellectual that leaves the largest trace on Against Interpretation is Roland Barthes.