Sex, art, and American culture : essays /

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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Main Author: Paglia, Camille, 1947-
Format: Book
Published:New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of 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.