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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I hardly said anything because I felt like my views were wrong or strange or too different as well as low self esteemand I saw what happened in that class if you disagreed with the status quo.

Vamps and Tramps

The bits on domestic violence and pedophilia come across ultimately as the kind of cavalier musings that someone who felt their childhood was too happy might entertain.

Buy the selected items together This item: And the Freudian nonsense keeps intruding whenever she comments on biology, gender, the relationship between the sexes, etc.

Paglia without intention makes them look small. Jul 22, Chris rated it really liked it Shelves: I highly recommend this book without reservation if you want a brief glimpse of one of the most outstanding woman in all of history.


If you do, reading this feels like getting together for many, many cups of coffee with that crazy friend who does all the talking. I think it would have saved me years of feeling too different and strange. This is very true of the last 60 pages.

Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Camille is a great writer. Read more Read less. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Read it and then my friend who ended up as a teacher at some Top Universtiy asked me if I thought Camille Paglia “overstates” her case Today, Paglia’s book is somewhat dated. I was, at fleeting moments, appalled. The answer, of course, is no. The Art of Cruelty: Her book, Sexual Personae: 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.


She’s fun and likes to push people’s buttons. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


Some of the stuff here is the boring kind of self-indulgent. One wonders, for instance, how different “Diana Regina” would be today after Princess Diana’s death, something that in retrospect, Paglia’s seems to foreshadow.

The Audacity of Hope. Camille studies the subject matter she selects to analyze. Other essays in the book are slightly dated.

Vamps & Tramps by Camille Paglia | : Books

You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Par contre, faut prendre de la camomille, parce cajille est violente. Share your thoughts with other customers. Mar 24, Giulia Mastrantoni rated it really liked it Shelves: I think we need more writers like her. Few people on earth have her abilities, insight and particular way of thinking that can be understood by all ages and educational levels.

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