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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Here you get all what Paglia is about, raw and uncensored, that will make you a bit uncomfortable but unable not to be drawn in by the cajille even if it is initially a bit repellent. Although her main essay “No Law in the Arena,” is not as solid as “Junk Bonds and Corporate Raiders,” the analysis of academe that anchored Sex, Art, and American Culture, many of her essays expand on her gritty common-sense understanding of the nasty realities of sex.

Open Preview See a Problem? I was, a I’d probably have given it five stars if it had been edited down somewhat. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. What I found most interesting, however, were her comments about teaching and about students which are still current today.

Get to Know Us. I stumbled across this title when I was reading other reviews on this site and I was charmed to find that I could glimpse, grunt a bit, and quietly murmur in that way known to the freakishly bookish “I read that. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: New Essays on your Kindle in under a minute.


Jun 06, PM rated it liked it. The book was in great condition. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Paglia is an acquired taste.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. She aims to “espouse offensiveness for its own sake, as a tool of attack against received opinion and unexamined assumptions.

This is illustrated by my two favourite essays in the collection: The former is a tribute to her best friends and their influence on her scholarship, two of whom had died of AIDS when the essay was published.

Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. In this essay, Paglia tackles views on the gender wars as well as rape and pedophile. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Vamps & Tramps

I always feel slightly schizophrenic reading Paglia, I camile agree with roughtly half of what she says and virulently oppose the other half. Never Trust a Liberal Over Three? The stuff on date rape and sexual harrassment pushes the envelope in the good way.

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.

God, you could claim this book is a good challenge to the norms of feminism, but it’s not even a good one no challenges to the transphobia, racism and homophobia in the movement and often she had some pretty horrific things to say regarding these herself and it is just so poorly argued that her points hold no weight. Similarly, when she writes of striptease as “the ritual unveiling of a body that will always remain mysterious because of the inner darkness of the womb,” and speaks of the admiration and awe of men beholding a nude dancer, she is telling only half the story, overlooking the low social status of sex-workers – and the more patriarchal the society, the lower their status goes.

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We had to buy and supposedly read three books for the class. But there are highly entertaining bits in this book. She lives by her wits as much as her body.

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Vamps & Tramps: New Essays

I think we need more writers like her. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Read it and then my friend who ended up as a teacher at some Top Camil,e asked me if I thought Camille Paglia “overstates” her case And it was a lot of fun, energizing indeed, to read her one woman kulturkampf against the squares and the teamps and the persnickities.

And how many simply tune her out because she approaches topics they refuse to read, hear or comprehend.