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Against Interpretation and Other Essays
by Susan Sontag
Aug. 27, 2017 - Sept. 5, 2017

Done


9780141190068

Penguin Classics, 2009. 312 pages.

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p.54
epigone »
(noun) follower disciple / (noun) an inferior i...
p.282
ebullience »
(noun) the quality of lively or enthusiastic ex...
p.280
epicene »
(adjective) having but one form to indicate eit...
p.276
ineffable »
(adjective) incapable of being expressed in wor...
p.273
inveigh »
(verb) to protest or complain bitterly or vehem...
p.258
Marxism is not Stalinism
But the disenchantment of American intellectual...
p.219
the hunger for a good war
There is a vast amount of wishful thinking in s...
p.137
there are no free-standing arbitrary events
[...] In the world envisaged by Judaism and Chr...
p.81
the cold world of the primitives
The anthopologist is thus not only the mourner ...
p.54
one _wants_ Camus to be a truly great writer
[...] his work, solely as a literary accomplish...

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52

Camus' Notebooks

basically says his notebooks aren't worth reading (unlike Kafka, Gide)

1 / 1
52

Camus' Notebooks

basically says his notebooks aren't worth reading (unlike Kafka, Gide)

1 / 1
61

Michel Leiris' Manhood

English translation of a weird French book

0 / 0
61

Michel Leiris' Manhood

English translation of a weird French book

0 / 0
69
1 / 1
69

The anthropologist as hero

on Lévi-Strauss

1 / 1
82

The literary criticism of Georg Lukács

no real takeaways but it was dece and relevant to my interests

2 / 0
82

The literary criticism of Georg Lukács

no real takeaways but it was dece and relevant to my interests

2 / 0
115

Ionesco

on his plays/essays and anti-intellectualism? dont know anything about him tbh

1 / 0
115

Ionesco

on his plays/essays and anti-intellectualism? dont know anything about him tbh

1 / 0
124

Reflections on The Deputy

a play about the Eichmann trial

1 / 0
124

Reflections on The Deputy

a play about the Eichmann trial

1 / 0
132

The death of tragedy

analysed with a religious lens. mentions Brecht. I liked this one

1 / 1
132

The death of tragedy

analysed with a religious lens. mentions Brecht. I liked this one

1 / 1
140

Going to theater, etc.

Arthur Miller's After the Fall and The Deputy again (analysed in terms of their political messages). also movies: Great Dictator, Doctor Strangelove. James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie. some others, idk

2 / 0
140

Going to theater, etc.

Arthur Miller's After the Fall and The Deputy again (analysed in terms of their political messages). also movies: Great Dictator, Doctor Strangelove. James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie. some others, idk

2 / 0
163

Marat / Sade / Artaud

Peter Weiss' play The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

1 / 0
163

Marat / Sade / Artaud

Peter Weiss' play The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade

1 / 0
196
1 / 0
196

Godard's Vivre Sa Vie

more films ugh

1 / 0
209

The imagination of disaster

on sci-fi films. some interesting points

1 / 1
209

The imagination of disaster

on sci-fi films. some interesting points

1 / 1
226

Jack Smth's Flaming Creatures

a weird film depicting an orgy that Sontag seems to really like?

2 / 0
226

Jack Smth's Flaming Creatures

a weird film depicting an orgy that Sontag seems to really like?

2 / 0
232

Resnais' Muriel

a French, post-WWII film

0 / 0
232

Resnais' Muriel

a French, post-WWII film

0 / 0
242

A note on novels and films

films are more interesting than novels to her cus the field is advancing so quickly?

0 / 0
242

A note on novels and films

films are more interesting than novels to her cus the field is advancing so quickly?

0 / 0
249

Piety without content

the idea of being "religious" without adhering to a specific religion (which is as silly, from her POV, as speaking "language" without speaking a particular one). mostly a scathing review of Walter Kaufmann's Religion from Tolstoy to Camus, which she thinks did not choose pieces very well

0 / 0
249

Piety without content

the idea of being "religious" without adhering to a specific religion (which is as silly, from her POV, as speaking "language" without speaking a particular one). mostly a scathing review of Walter Kaufmann's Religion from Tolstoy to Camus, which she thinks did not choose pieces very well

0 / 0
256

Psychoanalysis and Norman O. Brown's Life Against Death

she pairs it with Herbert Marcuse's Eros and Civilization (1955) in ushering in a new generation of Freudian thought in America. she talks about eschatology and immanence which I would normally find cool but I don't really see the relevance of what she's saying

2 / 1
256

Psychoanalysis and Norman O. Brown's Life Against Death

she pairs it with Herbert Marcuse's Eros and Civilization (1955) in ushering in a new generation of Freudian thought in America. she talks about eschatology and immanence which I would normally find cool but I don't really see the relevance of what she's saying

2 / 1
263

Happenings: an art of radical juxtaposition

about this weird (dated?) type of interactive performance art happening in NYC

1 / 0
263

Happenings: an art of radical juxtaposition

about this weird (dated?) type of interactive performance art happening in NYC

1 / 0
275

Notes on "Camp"

a numbered list, oddly enough ... I don't really disagree with anything, I guess I just don't know why this was necessary

3 / 0
275

Notes on "Camp"

a numbered list, oddly enough ... I don't really disagree with anything, I guess I just don't know why this was necessary

3 / 0
293

One culture and the new sensibility

on a recent schism between a literary culture and a scientific one? idk

0 / 0
293

One culture and the new sensibility

on a recent schism between a literary culture and a scientific one? idk

0 / 0
305

Afterword: Thirty Years Later

apparently this was a defining book for the 60s though tbh I don't really see why

0 / 0
305

Afterword: Thirty Years Later

apparently this was a defining book for the 60s though tbh I don't really see why

0 / 0