Against interpretation and other essays

The specific meaning it has in museums phenomenology! Some people find the British Museum's approach overbearing, but I disagree; I think it's ableist and elitist and ethnocentric to insist that the objects should 'speak for themselves'.

I now have a better way to describe my resistance to The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Sontag describes Thomas Mann who I haven't read hilariously as 'overcooperative' in that he inserts intimations of the correct interpretation into his texts.

So Smith helps me to get more out of reading Hurston, but her intro is art in itself it is aesthetic; Sontag says the aesthetic is 'that which needs no justification'.

It makes us think of an art work as a statement somehow packaged. Innovations in form were the leading edge, and literature lagged. Her main purpose in 'On Style' is, I think, to advise critics to find form in content rather than the converse.

Writing in the sixties, she found nothing going on in literature.

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Sontag is strongly averse to what she considers to be contemporary interpretation, that is, an overabundance of importance placed upon the content or meaning of an artwork rather than being keenly alert to the sensuous aspects of a given work and developing a descriptive vocabulary for how it appears and how it does whatever it does.

I could smell blood and salt in that exhibition

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So Smith helps me to get more out of reading Hurston, but her intro is art in itself it is aesthetic; Sontag says the aesthetic is 'that which needs no justification'. This is exactly what Kundera does that I dislike! Anker argue that the title essay from Sontag's collection has played an important role in the field of postcritique , a movement within literary criticism and cultural studies that attempts to find new forms of reading and interpretation that go beyond the methods of critique , critical theory , and ideological criticism. The rest of the book is mainly criticism of theatre, film and other works in which she apparently tests her own medicine. The novel is dead, she would have agreed. I now have a better way to describe my resistance to The Unbearable Lightness of Being: Sontag describes Thomas Mann who I haven't read hilariously as 'overcooperative' in that he inserts intimations of the correct interpretation into his texts. Her main purpose in 'On Style' is, I think, to advise critics to find form in content rather than the converse. I could smell blood and salt in that exhibition To Sontag, modernity means a loss of sensory experience and she believes in corroboration with her theory of the damaging nature of criticism that the pleasure of art is diminished by such overload of the senses.
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Against Interpretation and Other Essays