Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson

Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson


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.

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