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Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

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9780300043969: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

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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Book Description Yale University Press, New Haven, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Third Printing. 718 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. LITERARY CRITICISM. Is Emily Dickinson "the female Sade"? Is Donatello's David a bit of pedophile pornography? What is the secret kinship between Byron and Elvis Presley, between Medusa and Madonna? How do liberals and feminists - as well as conservatives - fatally misread human nature? This audacious and omnivorously learned work of guerilla scholarship offers nothing less than a unified-field theory of Western culture, high and low, since the Egyptians invented beauty - making a persuasive case for all art as a pagan battleground between male and female, form and chaos, civilization and daemonic nature. Includes an Index. "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 (Key Words: Camille Paglia, Literary Criticism, Decadence, Paganism, Sex, Romanticism, William Wordsworth, Oscar Wilde, Transvestism, Algernon Swinburne, Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Edgar Allan Poe, Michelangelo, Medusa, Lesbianism, Henry James, Homosexuality, Theophile Gautier, Femme Fatale, Dante Alighieri, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Black, Charles Baudelaire, Honore de Balzac, Amazons). book. Bookseller Inventory # 81588X1

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