Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (Compact Disc)

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By Camille Paglia, Emily Durante (Narrated by)
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In this brilliantly original book, Camille Paglia identifies some of the major patterns that have endured in western culture from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present. According to Paglia, one source of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated by Judeo-Christianity, continues to flourish in art, eroticism, astrology, and pop culture. Others, she says, are androgyny, sadism, and the aggressive western eye, which has created our art and cinema. Paglia follows these and other themes, from Nefertiti and the Venus of Willendorf to Apollo and Dionysus, from Botticelli and Michaelangelo to Shakespeare and Blake and finally to Emily Dickinson, who, along with other major nineteenth-century authors, becomes a remarkable example of Romanticism turned into Decadence.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781541413061
ISBN-10: 1541413067
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Language: English