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Sex, art, and American culture : essays

Author: Camille Paglia
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of twenty of Paglia's out-spoken essays on contemporary issues in America's ongoing cultural debate such as Anita Hill, Robert Mapplethorpe, the beauty myth, and the decline of education in America.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Paglia, Camille, 1947-
Sex, art, and American culture.
New York : Vintage Books, 1992
(OCoLC)638826153
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Camille Paglia
ISBN: 0679741011 9780679741015
OCLC Number: 25789480
Notes: "A Vintage original."
Description: xiii, 337 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Madonna I: animality and artifice --
Madonna II: Venus of the radio waves --
Elizabeth Taylor: Hollywood's pagan queen --
Rock as art --
Homosexuality at the fin de siecle --
The joy of Presbyterian sex --
The beautiful decadence of Robert Mapplethorpe: a response to Rochelle Gurstein --
The strange case of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill --
Rape and modern sex war --
The rape debate, continued --
Cleopatra sold down the river : Lucy Hughes-Hallett's Cleopatra: histories, dreams and distortions --
Alice in muscle land: Samuel Wilson Fussell's muscle: confessions of an unlikely bodybuilder --
The critic at graceful ease: Wendy Lesser's his other half: men looking at women through art --
The big udder: Suzanne Gordon's prisoners of men's dreams --
Brando flashing: Richard Schickel's Brando: a life in our times --
What a drag: Marjorie Garber's vested interests: cross-dressing and cultural anxiety --
Sexual personae: the cancelled preface --
Milton Kessler: a memoir --
East and west: an experiment in multiculturalism --
Junk bonds and corporate raiders: academe in the hour of the wolf --
The M.I.T. lecture: crisis in the American universities.
Responsibility: Camille Paglia.
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A collection of twenty of Paglia's out-spoken essays on contemporary issues in America's ongoing cultural debate such as Anita Hill, Robert Mapplethorpe, the beauty myth, and the decline of education in America.

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