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Paglia, Camille. SEX, ART, AND AMERICAN CULTURE. New York City, NY: Vintage Books, 1992. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 337 pages. Fine.

The author's debut collection of essays. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published as a softcover original only. An elegant production by Vintage Books: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Text by Camille Paglia. Without DJ, as issued. Presents twenty-one polemical, penetrating, and provocative essays from one of the most iconoclastic yet thoughtful writers on the contemporary American cultural scene. Camille Paglia's "lone-voice-in-the-wilderness" crusade against the prevailing culture of political correctness in America is laudable even if some of her pugnaciousness may put off many people. Her criticism of mainstream American feminism cannot be ignored for the simple reason that she is mostly right about the pieties and hypocrisies that have become entrenched in a movement that was once as dynamic and influential as the Civil Rights Movement. Her fascinating insight is that although we are superficially a product of Judaeo-Christian civilization, our Graeco-Roman past remains very much alive. This helps explain the relevance and vitality of both popular culture and the cutting-edge, anti-establishment underground. An impressive, tour-de-force performance. A "must-have" title for Camille Paglia collectors. This title remains available in multiple subsequent printings, will probably never go out-of-print, and is now highly collectible. This is one of relatively few copies of the true First Edition still available online, is now difficult to find, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the most important and influential American intellectual voices of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CAMILLE PAGLIA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0679741011. $20.00

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