Helena's Reviews > Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

Sexual Personae by Camille Paglia
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Apr 08, 07

bookshelves: essentials, books-with-which-i-am-in-a-fight
Recommended for: everyone, but especially anyone who loves a good [intellectual] fight
Read in May, 2006

I'm a slaaaaaaaaaaaaaaave for you, paglia.
when I put this in "books with which I am in a fight," I mean the very best kind of fight. I can't say I always agree with crazy, crazy genius paglia, but I'm always turned on [in all senses of the term] by what she says, one way or another. God bless anyone who can write academic theory and make it sound like rock 'n' roll. We need more writers this brave.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Sexual Personae.
sign in »

Comments (showing 1-5 of 5) (5 new)

dateDown_arrow    newest »

Ulla I agree she is amazingly compelling.

Helena right?!?

I'm so glad you agree.

Ulla Yes, she is the only women who I have such a visceral attraction too.

Helena agreed and agreed. when people tell me they dislike her writing, I tend to react by yelling "you're talking about the woman I love!" or somesuch.

J. Kyle Love Paglia. Also love Harold Bloom, her oft misunderstood mentor. But I have to say, Paglia's economic views in Sexual Personae are bizarre simplifications. Capitalism as male genius? I don't see it.

A friend of mine had the pleasure of interviewing her. Said she was, well, sexy and brilliant.

back to top