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978-0-300-09127-4 / 9780300091274

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (Yale Nota Bene)

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Publisher:Yale University Press

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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Is Emily Dickinson "the female Sade"? Is Donatello's David a bit of paedophile pornography? What is the secret kinship between Byron and Elvis Presley, between the Medusa and Madonna? How do liberals and feminists - as well as conservatives - fatally misread human nature? This audacious and omnivorously learned work of guerilla scholarship offers nothing less than a unified-field theory of Western culture, high and low, since the Egyptians invented beauty - making a persuasive case for all art as a pagan battleground between male and female, form and chaos, civilisation and demonic nature.

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