Sexual Personae: Art And Decadence From Nefertiti To Emily Dickinson
- Publish Date: 1991-08-20
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Camille Paglia
Here is the fiery, provocative, and unparalleled work of feminist art criticism that launched Camille Paglias exceptional career as one of our most important public intellectuals. Is Emily Dickinson the female Sade? Is Donatellos David a bit of pedophile pornography? What is the secret kinship between Byron and Elvis Presley, between Medusa and Madonna? How do liberals and feministsas well as conservativesfatally misread human nature? This audacious and omnivorously learned work of guerrilla scholarship offers nothing less than a unified-field theory of Western culture, high and low, since Egyptians invented beautymaking a persuasive case for all art as a pagan battleground between male and female, form and chaos, civilization and daemonic nature.