Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

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Yale University Press, 2001 - Art - 718 pages
12 Reviews
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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Review: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

User Review  - Charles Rouse - Goodreads

One of the reviewers said that they gave her three stars because they didn't know how to give her both five stars and one star. That kind of gives you an indication of people's reaction to Paglia ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Aleksandra - Goodreads

I cannot, in earnest, decide whether I liked the book or not. On one hand, it is undoubtedly ambitious, with wide perspective and daring conclusions, reaching into the territories of art, literature ... Read full review

About the author (2001)

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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