CAMILLE PAGLIA at Seattle Public Central Library
Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY.
Twenty-seven years after her epic first book, Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson, introduced readers and audiences to Camille Paglia, the Philadelphia-based University of the Arts professor has been a provoctive presence, on the page and on the stage. She is back at Seattle Central Public Library this evening, following for 2012 appearance for Glittering Images, with a new collection of essays, Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism (Pantheon).
“Since Sexual Personae, Paglia has argued relentlessly against what she sees as puerile and uninformed ideas about sexuality, freedom, and gender. The pieces collected here, all previously published, include three sections from her first wide-ranging book on art, decadence, sex, and nature; various newspaper and magazine articles; and a few lectures, interviews, and book reviews … Essays that touch on biography reveal elements of the author’s childhood and adolescence in the repressive 1950s, when her role models were Amelia Earhart and Katharine Hepburn; and that she imbibed ‘the essence of the Sixties, which is free thought and free speech.’” - Kirkus Reviews.
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