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Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (original 1990; edition 1991)
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson by Camille Paglia (1990)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679735798, Paperback)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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Discusses the works of Edmund Spenser, Shakespeare, Rousseau, de Sade, Goethe, Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Balzac, Gautier, Baudelaire, Huysmans, Emily Bronte, Swinburne, Oscar Wilde, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Whitman, Henry James, and Emily Dickinson.
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An edition of this book was published by Yale University Press.
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