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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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If you want to know what academics think about what other academics think about what artistic endeavors they deem currently fashionable — by all means get your ticket caamille for Harvard, Princeton or Columbia.

As another reviewer said Paglia is like a “gateway drug”.

Amazing the way the Camille see all forms of art and the connection to sexual behaviour. Byron Sedual 14 Light and Heat: And though I spent a lot of time shouting objections at the page, I have never been sent back to my bookshelves as often or as frantically as I was while I was reading this bonkers, hormonal dissertation.

Languages Italiano Svenska Edit links. On the other hand, she write I will usually read the peraonae I’m given and this one was from a coworker at Loyola University Chicago.

It is very learned. Out of her many broad Nietzschean ukases on art history, mo This is a book which deserves pondering – I have settled on three stars because I’m not sure how to give it both five and one. The novelist Gore Vidal declared that based on the quotations he had read, Sexual Personae “sounds like Myra Breckinridge on a roll.

Feb 12, Matt rated it liked it Shelves: Now this is a fine challenging book, but what’s so bad about it? I recommend her work and have enjoyed the week I spent with this book! If you want a history of pictorial art, the Sister Wendy books are fine. Paglia is controversial but essential reading. In this brilliantly original book, Camille Paglia identifies some of the major patterns that have endured in western culture from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present.


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I can’t attest as to any other literary critics have said these before, but she is a fierce writer. Paglia swxual the method of Sexual Personae as psychoanalytic and acknowledges a debt to the work of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

I’ll be for ever thankful. Men are swinging dicks, women are swamps, and a cigar is a penis. Whether or not what she is writing can be substantiated academically, that does not concern me.

It changed and expanded the world I live in, as well as how I think about “art. To ask other readers questions about Sexual Personaeplease sign up.

She focuses, for example, on the amorality, voyeurism, and pornography in great art that have been ignored or glossed over by most critics. Print Hardcover and Paperback.

Other editions – View all Sexual Personae: She’s a lunatic and camjlle pagan, but very helpful. Recommend this book at least several chapters of it for graduate seminars and upper division undergraduate courses.

Portraying Western culture as a struggle between phallicsky-religion on the one hand, and chthonicearth-religion on the other, Paglia draws on the Greco-Roman polarity between the Apollonian and Dionysian. Return to Book Page. Paglia, as an iconoclastic feminist who hates feminism, might have been co-opted by the right in the way that, say, Christina Hoff Sommers was co-opted; but this fate was precluded by her conservative-repellant persona of pro-drug, porn-mad csmille.

Aug 20, Pages. In the Preface Paglia says her book Refresh and try again. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: In many ways, it is dug-up moldy corpse of Freud-ism, dressed in new clothes.

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Write a customer review. She turned me on to Gautier, Pater, and, above all others, to Baudelaire. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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May 29, Douglas Wilson rated it liked it. Sep 09, Tom rated it it was amazing. Published September 10th by Yale University Press first published Construction is a sublime male poetry. We could make an epic catalog of male achievements, from paved roads, indoor plumbing, and washing machines to eyeglasses, antibiotics, and disposable diapers. Wellesley Centers for Peesonae. These are not a cause for anger, but for resignation, to see someone capable of such brilliance write such stupidity.

Like EricI advise not reading this cover to cover. She stifles the eye.

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

She analyzes literature and art from the premise that the primary conflict in Western culture has always been between these forces. This is perhaps the only sentence beyond dispute in the entire book. She considers women like Myra Hindley or Emily Dickinson not to be challenging the limits of their gender but rather to be exhibiting, in their different ways, a kind of hermaphrodism. Nov 29, Veronica rated it liked it. This audacious and omnivorously learned work of guerrilla scholarship offers nothing less than a unified-field camiloe of Western culture, high and low, since Egyptians invented beauty—making a persuasive case for all art as a pagan battleground between male and female, form and chaos, civilization and daemonic nature.

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