Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
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Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

by Camille Paglia
     
 

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From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative connections between art and pagan ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade; between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. It ultimately challenges the cultural assumptions of both conservatives and traditional liberals. 47 photographs.  See more details below

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From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative connections between art and pagan ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade; between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. It ultimately challenges the cultural assumptions of both conservatives and traditional liberals. 47 photographs.

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"A remarkable book, at once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant....One must be awed by [Paglia's] vast energy, erudition and wit"—Washington Post Book World

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ISBN-13:
9780679735793
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
236,932
Product dimensions:
5.17(w) x 7.99(h) x 1.45(d)

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