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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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Refresh and try again. Sexual Personae received critical reviews from numerous feminist scholars. Robin Ann Sheets wrote that Paglia “takes a profoundly anti-feminist stance.

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The Politics of the Outrageous”. This is perhaps the only sentence beyond dispute in the entire book. She showed me how raunchy, perverse and gorgeously gilded Spenser can be. The statuette, so overflowing and protuberant, is ritually invisible. According to Paglia, one source of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated by Judeo-Christianity, continues to flourish in art, Sometimes she seems to be talking about the psychological concepts of MAN and WOMAN, but at other times she seems to mean plain old real-life men and women.

Aug 20, Pages. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. By Paglia’s own account, the ancestor of Sexual Personae was a book on aviator Amelia Earhart that she began to write in high school. Jan 22, Lobo rated it did not like it Shelves: In many ways, it is dug-up moldy corpse of Freud-ism, dressed in new clothes.

Men must be thiswomen must be thatand the twain shall never meet. I doubt if she, a believing Catholic, read it herself. Paglia’s discovery of Simone de Beauvoir ‘s The Second Sex in inspired her to write a book larger in scope. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t; but when it does, the effect is exhilarating.


I think the elicitation of emotional response – whether in agreement or anger – forces us to examine standard cultural beliefs and grants an opportunity for different ways of seeing. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Through a detailed look at such literary giants as Shakespeare, the Romantic poets, Emily Bronte, Whitman, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville and the late nineteenth century decadents such as Oscar Wilde, Bauldelaire, Gautier, Huysmans and others she makes original and until now unnoticed observations on the work of each master artist. We could make an epic catalog of male achievements, from paved roads, indoor plumbing, and washing machines to eyeglasses, antibiotics, and disposable diapers. Retrieved 20 January Her argument — that focusing on a baby’s innocence heightens your awareness of its vulnerability in various interesting ways — might be argued with, but it completely changed the way I see the poem.

Books portal Feminism portal. Sweet joy but two days old, Sweet joy I call thee; Thou dost smile. She is blind, masked.

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. In her analysis of various writers her argument is often repeated; perhaps to have taken fewer examples from each would have been adequate, then again she is presenting a view of various mainly English writers which is perhaps quite different from the standard literary critique and therefore worthy csmille explication.

Whether or not one agrees with the theory that Emily Dickinson was Amherst’s Madame de Sade, Walt Whitman was a hermaphrodite, or any of the other sensational statements in Sexual Personae is immaterial. I continue to return to her readings of Byron and Wilde. What power of conception, what grandiosity: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.


Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Forget about whether she’s a visionary or a monster, and ask instead: To ask other personaf questions about Sexual Personaeplease sign up. When reviewing Sexual Personae, one must acknowledge the egregious social conclusions that Paglia draws, mostly in the first chapter.

I enjoyed this work as I have enjoyed few other works of modern literary criticism, and in this way Paglia is in league with her mentor Harold Bloom.

Please explain dissent or agreement. Archived from the original on I inherently believe that Paglia knows what she’s talking about.

I have no acmille praise.

Civilation wouldn’t exist without men because women have no drive to do anything except sit around and wait for men to bring them food and build stuff for them. Paglia’s work is so important it is absud to expect a short review such as this one to do justice to Dr. This book was horrible.

Sexual Personae

She was no mere Ivy League theorist, with analysis consisting of meta upon meta. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Okay, I didn’t read ALL of this book, but it made my brain hurt in a good way.

For my money, Donna Haraway’s book that came out the same year said much more about nature, society, gender and sex. These are pdrsonae a cause for anger, but for resignation, to see someone capable of such brilliance write such stupidity.