On Style  

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It would be hard to find any reputable literary critic today who would care to be caught defending as an idea the old antithesis of style versus content. On this issue a pious consensus prevails. Everyone is quick to avow that style and content are indissoluble, that the strongly individual style of each important writer is an organic aspect of his work and never something merely "decorative." --"On Style" (1966) - Susan Sontag

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"On Style" is an essay in Susan Sontag's debut essay collection Against Interpretation.



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