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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She is a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

It pretends to be transgressive, but has the stench of fatigue and cliche, like a teenage boy reeking of cheap bodyspray saying ‘penis’ in public.

Judy Simons sexula Paglia’s “potentially sinister political agenda,” and decried her “intellectual sleight of hand.

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

Despite the longueurs, despite all the phallic and vulval non-sequiturs, despite the sense of cocaine-fuelled ’80s logorrhoea — despite all that, what Sexual Personae really brings is something that is too often missing from criticism.

Get to Know Us. For her to have sexuap out this outline Often, her argument rests only on an assertion she herself made previously, so that the effect is like someone in a Looney Tunes cartoon crossing a chasm on a bridge they’re dismantling behind them to assemble in front.

In the contrary, it gives the reader all the more reason to ssxual this radically different take on Emily Dickinson, The Fearie Queen, Shakespeare, Whitman, and so many more. This close reading of a classic, unavoidable song blew me right away and impressed me, showing me that brainy reading is something even I could do. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. You know who I’m talking about. The work was finished inbut was rejected by seven major New York publishers before being released by Yale University Press in 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.

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Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia

Paglia writes well, but the danger of her compelling prose is that people may believe her. Paglia offers provocative camillw of literature, art history, psychology, and religion.

Sexual Personae received critical reviews from numerous feminist scholars. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I took my time reading this as there is a huge amount of information to absorb, and Paglia’s style made up of brief but incredibly pungent sentences is wearying, although I don’t mean that as a criticism.

Other editions – View all Sexual Personae: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Fascinating writers and speakers, they are erudite and original. There is a concentration in her discussion of the Renaissance on the visual and in Romanticism on the literary. They are not honorably conservative nor liberal, just skewed. On the sexuzl hand, she tries to be sexy, treating the literary canon as resting on a seething bed of academically neglected eroticism.

Simeon Solomon’s Until the Day Breaks She talks about decadent literature or symbolist painting not like it’s an academic exercise, but like it’s a matter of life or death.

But if you want to gain greater insight about how art works in the world — including yours and mine — buy this book and read it all. The offense reaction, of course, suggests that I share the cultural disease.

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Okay, I didn’t read ALL of this book, but it made my brain hurt in a good way. Sex, Art, and American Culture: Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t; but when it does, the effect is exhilarating.


Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson.

Is this book relatively easy to read? Camille Paglia and Donna Haraway–though substantially different from each other–wrote major tomes at the same time which affected the trajectory of feminist studies for the next two decades causing a proverbial divergence in the field. Whether you agree with her or not, you will be challenged to think.

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

Jan 14, Izzy Rey rated it it was amazing Shelves: Out of the many fascinating and provocative chapters of literary criticism, she seems to come up with new insights on the seemingly worn topics of Spenser, Blake, or Dickinson. For what it’s worth, if pesonae book hadn’t been successful, if it had been the work of some closeted intellectual, I would have been more prone to notice its virtues.

I can’t attest as to any other literary critics have said these before, but she is a fierce writer. The recent columns of hers that I’ve stumbled across generally contain a dram of counter-intu Mint condition for ninety-nine cents—an unbeatable deal, even with the Canuck dollar scorching along at record breaking levels thanks stuffy Big Six Banks and innate Canadian caution!

Aside from this nonsensical theoretical background, there’s also a sorry undercurrent of hideous stereotyping. Coleridge Chapter 13 Speed and Space: Gautier Baudelaire perspnae Huysmans. University of Texas Press. Quotes from Sexual Personae: