Author(s): Camille Paglia
Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism's most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she's calling for equal opportunity for American women (years before the founding of the National Organization for Women), championing a more discerning standard of beauty that goes beyond plastic surgery's quest for eternal youth, lauding the liberating force of rock and roll, or demanding free and unfettered speech on university campuses and beyond, Paglia can always be counted on to get to the heart of matters large and small. At once illuminating, witty, and inspiring, these essays are essential reading that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.
Fiercely erudite, freewheeling and sex-drenched . . . The Helen Vendler-meets-Patti Smith grad seminar you wanted but never quite got [. . . Paglia is] a fearless public intellectual and more necessary than ever – New York Times
Paglia's vision is always fresh . . . A fascinating and challenging reading companion – The Times
Dazzling . . . Compulsively readable – Salon
Polemical, thought-provoking, enraging, funny, and brave – VICE
She flies as high as you can go – New York Times
Remarkable . . . at once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant – Washington Post
A compilation of Paglia's best, and most incendiary, previously published essays . . . At times infuriating, at times glittering, Paglia's prose is always biting and relentless – Huffington Post
An essential work by an essential public intellectual – VICE
Feminist and culture critic Paglia is at her feisty, full-throated best in this series of short manifestos that spans her career – Publishers Weekly
Paglia is a brilliant thinker on culture and human nature . . . Inspirational in its tone and its message that freedom belongs to both sexes -- Helen Smith – The New Criterion
Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A regular contributor to Salon.com, she is the author of Glittering Images; Break, Blow, Burn; Vamps & Tramps; Sex, Art, and American Culture; and Sexual Personae.