Notes on "Camp"

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"Notes on 'Camp'" is an essay by Susan Sontag first published in 1964. It was her first contribution to the Partisan Review. The essay created a literary sensation and brought Sontag intellectual notoriety. It was republished in 1966 in Sontag's debut collection of essays, Against Interpretation.[1]

The essay codified and mainstreamed the cultural connotations of the word "camp" and identified camp's evolution as a distinct aesthetic phenomenon.[citation needed]


  1. ^ DeMott, Benjamin (January 23, 1966). "'Against Interpretation'". The New York Times. Retrieved April 14, 2016. 

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