Styles of Radical Will
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1969. Octavo. Blue boards with a bit of sunning and rubbing to the bottom edges of the boards. Very small stain to the top edge of the text block near the crown of the spine. Clipped jacket has a small tear on the front cover, rubbing along the top edge, and a small closed tear to the top of the back flap. First edition. Near fine in a good jacket.
“I live in an unethical society that coarsens the sensibilities and thwarts the capacities for goodness of most people but makes available for minority consumption an astonishing array of intellectual and aesthetic pleasures. Those who don’t enjoy (in both senses) my pleasures have every right, from their side, to regard my consciousness as spoiled, corrupt, decadent. I, from my side, can’t deny the immense richness of these pleasures, or my addiction to them.”