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Camille Paglia has long since outlived the infant terrible image unleashed by her 1974 Sexual Personae, but she continues to surprise and excite with her insights about art and culture. Glittering Images, her first book in seven years, assays a survey of Western art, but it approaches that tired old subject with winning rapture and lucidity. Her stroke is broad; the book begins with the paintings of Queen Nefertiti and sets down with a probing discussion of George Lucas' Revenge of the Sith. As always, Paglia defies majority opinions as she discusses representative pieces from historical periods and art styles. Eye-opening cultural and aesthetic critiques.