Search Results: "Camille Paglia"


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VAMPS AND TRAMPS by Camille Paglia
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

Those who missed them in Playboy, The New Republic, and other media can catch up with culture diva Paglia's latest performances here. Read full book review >

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BREAK, BLOW, BURN by Camille Paglia
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2005

"An indisputably terrific primer for all students of literature in English."
Cultural guru (Vamps and Tramps, 1994, etc.) and academic prophet (Humanities and Media Studies/Univ. of the Arts) Paglia offers a series of close, brief, and beautifully lucid readings of 43 poems, all written in English and most squarely within the canon. Read full book review >

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FREE WOMEN, FREE MEN by Camille Paglia
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: March 14, 2017

"Controversial views on women's lives and nature that may appeal to Paglia's fans but not win her many more."
Essays, reviews, and interviews chronicle the career of a self-described "libertarian feminist." Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 16, 2012

"When she gets off her soapbox, Paglia is a wonderful popularizer of art history and art appreciation."
Critic/provocateur Paglia applies to the visual arts the same close scrutiny she lavished on poetry in Break, Blow, Burn (2005). Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 1, 1989

"Pagan' in its own pictorialism, sprawl, and unstopped prose, her unusual book creates its brilliant effect from an explosive fusing of scholarship and theater."
Armed with "the point of view of Sade," Paglia (Humanities/Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts) charts a vast theory of western culture and its Decadent undertow, detonating sacrosanct contemporary thought and doctrine at every turn. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL by Anne Delbée
Released: Oct. 19, 1992

"A sorry tale of a wasted talent and life that deserves something better than this melodramatic, impressionistic account— an account long on effects and short on insight. (Includes 16 pp. of original photographs of Claudel's work and life.)"
From French author and producer DelbÇe, a fictionalized biography of current French feminist martyr Claudel, whose ill- starred life has also been the subject of a 1989 movie (Camille Claudel), as well as a play by DelbÇe. Read full book review >

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BONJOUR CAMILLE by Felipe Cano
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 5, 2014

"Active and artistic young girls are not unknown in picture books, but Camille certainly makes herself heard among the others in the pantheon. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A free-spirited girl celebrates the morning in so many ways. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE CLAUDEL by Alma H. Bond
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 27, 2005

"Overall, though, a provocative rendering of female genius wrestling for recognition in the male-dominated art world."
In a fictionalized treatment, the French sculptor looks back on her sometimes ecstatic, but mostly tortured life. Read full book review >

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CAMILLE MCPHEE FELL UNDER THE BUS... by Kristen Tracy
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 11, 2009

"But at heart, Camille's a survivor, 'born with the power to bounce back,' which she does with surprising panache and hope in this touching debut. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Camille McPhee's father warns her: "Don't expect life to be fair." Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 28, 2017

"Two tales with some good moments hampered by awkward, skimpy storytelling."
In this YA novella and short story, two different young women must figure out their romantic attachments. Read full book review >

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THE LITHIUM MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1999

"Everything else is old, borrowed, or blue."
When Michael Deramo, a custodian for the Charger Street laboratory, is found garrotted to death shortly after agreeing to accept $100,000 for forgetting an incriminating conversation he overheard about the lab's lithium program, Sgt. Read full book review >

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THE SHIMMERSHINE QUEENS by Camille Yarbrough
Released: Jan. 3, 1989

Angie learns to take pride in her African appearance and heritage. Read full book review >