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
About Camille Paglia
Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of four previous books: Break, Blow, Burn; Sexual Personae; Sex, Art, and American Culture; and Vamps & Tramps…. More about Camille Paglia
Published by Vintage Aug 20, 1991| 736 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679735793