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Thinking Sontag Sociologically

Laura Harris ‘The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible’ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray This quip opens Susan Sontag’s seminal essay ‘Against Interpretation’, first published in 1964. The essay, an enduring classic of art writing, considers the prevailing way that art critics made sense of the sensory objects of […]

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