Vamps & Tramps: New Essays

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Vintage Books, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 532 pages
'Vamps and Tramps - New essays - gives us Paglia as bold transgressor of intellectual boundaries, conflating biology, homoeroticism, and culture into 'A Pagan Theory of Sexuality'. There's Paglia the omnivorous commentator, whose curiosity encompasses Germaine Greer and Princess Di. And not least of all, we see the prankish provocateuse who trades outrageous true confessions from the gender front with Lauren Hutton and dishes all downtown with drag queen Glennda Orgasm.

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Those who missed them in Playboy, The New Republic, and other media can catch up with culture diva Paglia's latest performances here. The special effects are as spectacular as ever; the act, however ... Read full review

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Is Camille on to something or is she just stirring the pot? Culture commentary of the literary and academic kind, Camille is not nice to fellow professors, women who complain about white collar sexism ... Read full review


The Penis Unsheathed
a Pagan Theory of Sexuality
The Corrupting

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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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