The bestselling author of Sexual Personae and Sex, Art, and American Culture is back with a fiery new collection of essays on everything from art and celebrity. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. I admit, albeit with a great deal of embarrassment, that I am a fan of Camille Paglia. I mean, you’ve got to give props to anyone who keeps a straight face while.

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God I loved that class. Published October 11th by Vintage first published October 10th The bestselling author of Sexual Personae and Sex, Art, and American Culture is back with a fiery new collection of essays on everything from art and cwmille to gay activism, Lorena Bobbitt to Bill and Hillary.

So far it’s rather self-indulgent, but I still love what her point of view was then. The Persistence of Whiteness. From Publishers Weekly Either you like the wnd, pagan Paglia, or you don’t-and this collection by the author of Sexual Personae isn’t going to change that. Still, when Paglia is good, she is palatable; when Paglia is bad, she’s terrific. Reading is a skill that needs to be developed. I went to a college that believed, strongly believed, vwmps a well rounded education.

These essays have never appeared in book form, and many will be appearing in print for the first time. It is most likely not as shocking as it once was. Lists with This Book.

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I highly recommend this book without reservation if you want a brief glimpse of one of the most outstanding woman in all of history. The bestselling author of Sexual Personae and Sex, Art, and American Culture is back with a fiery new collection of essays on everything from art and celebrity to gay activism, Lorena Bobbitt to Bill and Hillary. Apr 01, Cecilia rated it really liked it.


It was exciting to read back when I was 18 or so, on a very radical, if solicitous and self-righteous campus, just coming into some buildungsroman awareness of the political myself, after paglai shedding religious terpitude. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Two, we were told to read it, but the teachers never used it.

Pornography continues to be great; Lacanians, bad; Freud, underrated; feminists, undersexed. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Overall rating No ratings yet cxmille. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. English Choose a language for shopping. Chi ama i libri sceglie Kobo e inMondadori. There’s much qnd disagree with in Paglia’s work, not least her biological determinism. Oct 12, Sabrina Chapadjiev rated it liked it. The Art of Cruelty: This last bit is interesting because Paglia is cutting in some of the transcripts, but when she is talking to the reader, she is never condensending, challenging but not insulting.

As the others, it do contain a decent amount of repetition in the different articles an pieces presented, but this is a tad broader. If you do, reading this feels like getting together for many, many cups of coffee with that crazy friend who does all the talking. Thinking, Fast and Slow. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jun 13, Natalie rated it did not like it Shelves: And is fearless in the face of the pseudo intellectual political correct demagogues.


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Jul 20, John rated trsmps it was amazing Shelves: Mar 28, Brandy rated it really liked it. The most successful prostitutes in history have been invisible.

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Contents the culture wars. Some of it’s great though. Scholarship is only scratching the surface of the nature versus nurture debate but Paglia breezily dismisses thousands of years of social conditioning and declares that the reason women can’t make art is because they have wombs and oestrogen instead of penises and testosterone. Apr 08, Helena rated it really liked it Shelves: I may disagree with Paglia on some things, but she is never boring.

Paperbackpages. In this essay, Paglia tackles views on the gender wars as well as rape and pedophile.

Vamps & Tramps: New Essays – Camille Paglia – Google Books

In this collection, the best and most thought provoking essay is “No Law in the Arena”. She is a psychologist, actor, and dancer, a performance artist of trampss sexual imagination. She is a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.