Title: Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads ...
Publisher: Pantheon Books, New York
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good +
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: First Edition.
First edition, stated; first printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the title page: "Camille Paglia." The book is unmarked; spine slant; corners sharp, tail of spine bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $20.00); edgewear at spine ends and corners; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007567
Synopsis: Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of the World?s Best Poems is destined to become a landmark. In it, America?s premier intellectual provocateur explores and celebrates a series of great poems of the Western tradition, including some surprising discoveries of her own. She brings new energy and insight to our understanding of poems we already know, such as masterpieces by Shakespeare, Donne, Shelley, Dickinson, Lowell, and Plath. She leads us to appreciate the artistry of writers with whom we may not be familiar, such as Chuck Wachtel and Wanda Coleman. And she hails the songwriter Joni Mitchell as a major contemporary poet.
Daring, erudite, entertaining, and infused throughout with Paglia?s inimitable style and passion, this beautifully written book??and the dazzling mind behind it??will entice readers to begin or renew a passionate engagement with poetry.
About the Author: Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is the author of Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson; Sex, Art, and American Culture; and Vamps & Tramps: New Essays. She has also written The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock. She lives in Philadelphia.
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