Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia audiobook

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

By Camille Paglia
Read by Emily Durante

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781541413061

  • ISBN: 9781541413061

Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In this brilliantly original book, Camille Paglia identifies some of the major patterns that have endured in western culture from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present. According to Paglia, one source of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated by Judeo-Christianity, continues to flourish in art, eroticism, astrology, and pop culture. Others, she says, are androgyny, sadism, and the aggressive western eye, which has created our art and cinema. Paglia follows these and other themes, from Nefertiti and the Venus of Willendorf to Apollo and Dionysus, from Botticelli and Michaelangelo to Shakespeare and Blake and finally to Emily Dickinson, who, along with other major nineteenth-century authors, becomes a remarkable example of Romanticism turned into Decadence.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

'Pagan' in its own pictorialism, sprawl, and unstopped prose, [Paglia's] unusual book creates its brilliant effect from an explosive fusing of scholarship and theater. Kirkus Starred Review

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Author Bio: Camille Paglia

Author Bio: Camille Paglia

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English