Publisher description for Sexual personae : art and decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson / Camille Paglia.

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Counter From ancient Egypt through the nineteenth century, Sexual Personae explores the provocative connections between art and pagan ritual; between Emily Dickinson and the Marquis de Sade; between Lord Byron and Elvis Presley. It ultimately challenges the cultural assumptions of both conservatives and traditional liberals. 47 photographs.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Literature, Modern 19th century History and criticism, Literature, Modern History and criticism, Decadence (Literary movement)Paganism in literature, Sex in literature, Paganism in art, Romanticism, Sex in art, Arts