Here is the fiery, provocative, and unparalleled work of feminist art criticism that launched Camille Paglia’s exceptional career as one of our most. Camille Paglia. · Rating details · 2, ratings · reviews. From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative . Camille Paglia-Sexual Uploaded by. J. Zanelli San Ma Sexual Personae Sexual Personae Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson .

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Paglia would have more of a reputation as a stylist if someone would extract and publish in a separate volume all the paragraph-sized prose poems scattered throughout this work of criticism. The Women’s Review of Books. See the juxtapose of the regal visage of Queen Nefertiti and the concealing modesty pagloa Emily Dickinson.

Venus of Willendorf is eyeless because nature can be seen but not known. This doesn’t have the academic rigor that I was expecting, but it was a very fun read, and now I feel like going back through Spenser and Emily Dickinson and picking out darkly psychosexual cues.

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There’s a lot of repetiton here, I mean how many times can you hear about the gilded masochistic whatever in repressive societal repressiveness until you get sick and tired? I have no higher praise. So why do I return to Paglia’s book?

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Published September 10th by Yale University Press first published I stopped reading after pages of unsupported theory, grad-school hackery, over-reliance on the myths of the Greek pantheon to “explain” art and gender behavior, and severe overuse of the word “chthonian. Paglia’s main thesis is that men are the movers and shakers, and women are slothful baby producers.

She wrote to be understood — and this book is not only her breakthrough, but in many cases her summa. Judy Simons criticized Paglia’s “potentially sinister political agenda,” and decried her “intellectual sleight of hand. A regular contributor to Salon.

What makes me love this book is the way she categorizes authors and works, and all the little details she points out. Personally, I don’t think feminists are silly, but neither do I think that challenging political and theoretical assumptions is wrong. Fascinating writers and speakers, they are erudite and original. The book makes me want to shake her.

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Even tho’ I’m sure if I ever sat next to her at a dinner party I’d end up wanting to slap her. Stay in Touch Sign up. Camile and discover other items: What does any of this have to do with me, but it did. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


Vintage Books August 20, Language: Recommend this book at least several chapters of it for graduate seminars and upper division undergraduate courses. Paglia writes only the loosest and most unsatisfactory of evidence for any of her assertions. The prose is an unceasingly percussive hammering of Paglia – as a friend of mine once said to her face at a signing – is a gateway drug.

She turned me on to Gautier, Pater, and, above all others, to Baudelaire.

One needn’t agree with all or even mos An incomparable, unique, and often ridiculous study of sexuality and literature. Books portal Feminism portal.

Interesting that Paglia associates in my mind with neurotic horror fiction. Journal of the History of Sexualityspecial issue, Part 1: