Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Styles of Radical Will
Susan Sontag


This collection of essays contains some of the most important pieces of criticism of the twentieth century, including the classics ‘The Aesthetics of Silence’, a brilliant account of language, thought and consciousness, and ‘Trip to Hanoi’, written during the Vietnam War. Here too is an excoriating account of America’s identity and future, a robust and surprising discussion of pornography and other richly rewarding writings on art, film, literature and politics.

Paperback, 208pp
Penguin Books, 2009 (1969)
ISBN 9780141190051