Art & Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson
By Camille Paglia
(Vintage, Paperback, 9780679735793, 736pp.)
Publication Date: August 20, 1991
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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.