Styles of Radical Will

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Macmillan, Mar 6, 2002 - Literary Collections - 274 pages
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Styles of Radical Will, Susan Sontag's second collection of essays, extends the investigations she undertook in Against Interpretation with essays on film, literature, politics, and a groundbreaking study of pornography.

 

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Sontag always feels beyond my capabilities, speaking both from and of an alien milieu: New York thought and culture of the 1960s and '70s. But there's also an international flavor to her tastes ... Read full review

STYLES OF RADICAL WILL

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It is becoming difficult to sustain any fervent interest in Susan Sontag's career. Her critical ideas, embracing everyone from Hegel to Walter Benjamin, appear more and more merely polemical ... Read full review

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Contents

The Aesthetics of Silence
3
The Pornographic Imagination
35
Reflections on Cioran
74
Theatre and Film
99
Bergmans Persona
123
Godard
147
Whats Happening in America 1966
193
Trip to Hanoi
205
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Susan Sontag is the author of four novels, The Benefactor, Death Kit, The Volcano Lover, and In America, which won the 2000 National Book Award for fiction; and five works of nonfiction, among them On Photography, which won the National Book Critics' Circle Award for criticism, Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors, and most recently, Where the Stress Falls. She lives in New York City. In 2001 she was awarded the Jerusalem Prize for the body of her work.

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