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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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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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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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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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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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 >

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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 CARBON MURDER by Camille Minichino
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Okay, so Gloria's a bit on the pedantic side, and Minichino's idea of plotting is to toss in red herrings, then kill them off. But who could argue with such a deft handling of radiation therapy, contrary in-laws, and middle-age spread?"
Nanotechnology simplified for the horsy set. Read full book review >

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CHARLOTTE THE SCIENTIST IS SQUISHED by Camille Andros
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Loads of charm methodically delivered. (Picture book. 6-8)"
How to find the peace and quiet needed for serious research? Use the scientific method! Read full book review >

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IN HIS ARMS by Camille Laurens
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 13, 2004

"Navel—or, rather, vagina—gazing loaded with literary pretensions."
A prizewining French bestseller tells of a woman obsessed with one man. It's framed within her story of a woman's obsession with men in general. Or maybe it's vice versa. Read full book review >

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THE ART OF FORGETTING by Camille Noe Pagán
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 9, 2011

"A pleasant but transparent primer on self-esteem."
In an underweight debut, needy Marissa learns to love herself and take control. Read full book review >

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GUIDEBOOK TO RELATIVE STRANGERS by Camille T. Dungy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 13, 2017

"Forthright, entertaining, often potent essays that successfully intertwine personal history and historical context regarding black and white in America."
A poet explores her experiences as a mother, teacher, black woman, and "conscientious outsider." Read full book review >