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Quotation by Susan Sontag
Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world—in order to set up a shadow world of "meanings."
Susan Sontag (b. 1933), U.S. essayist. repr. In Against Interpretation (1966). "Against Interpretation," sect. 4, Evergreen Review (December 1964).
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