Compre o livro Break, Blow, Burn na : confira as ofertas para livros Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-three of th e mais milhares. Break, Blow, Burn By Camille Paglia. pp. Pantheon Books. $ CLEARLY designed as a come-on for bright students who don’t yet know. America’s most provocative intellectual brings her blazing powers of analysis to the most famous poems of the Western tradition—and unearths.

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Shakespeare has “a Mannerist sophistication”; one poem of Donne’s “resembles Surrealist art,” and another proves “analogous to Caravaggio. Best close readings I’ve read of many of the best poems ever written in English.

So, I suspect the book succeeds as an interesting introduction for the general reader.

But I was glad to brfak come across this little volume of thoughtful literary criticism. I have had three copies of the book since it came out in the mids.

Break, Blow, Burn

Compartilhe seus pensamentos com outros clientes. Ultimately most valuable for her brsak of a pr I am admittedly a sucker for any academic willing to bitch in print about the state of the English dept in and the soul-sucking post-structuralist swamp we find ourselves lost in, and so Paglia, camolle lesbian Freudian feminist from Philly, is of course a natural selection for this evening’s reading.

She has been variously called the “feminist that other feminists love to hate,” a “post-feminist feminist,” one of the world’s top intellectuals by the UK’s Prospect Magazineand by her own description “a feminist bisexual egomaniac. This is one of those books that I respected much more than I enjoyed.

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I’d said some rude things about Camille Paglia’s reemergence as a regular columnist at Salon. I highly recommend this approach.


This is Paglia at her curmudgeon best – poking, prodding, provoking, challenging the conventional wisdom, never yielding to peer pressure or political correctness as she pricks the inflated buffoonery of her affected contemporaries. Camile Paglia published her collection of poetry essays Break ,Blow, Burn now in paperback inand straight away there were those neoconservatives who seized upon the firebrand professor as one of their ownsomeone bring “reason” back to the classroom.

Self-absorbed and cursing his fate, the poet is momentarily braced by angry energy 4. Perhaps her omissions are more debatable. Adam McKay’s gonzo Dick Birn biopic satire, Vice, won’t be compared to Shakespeare, but it shares the Bard’s disinterest in supervillains’ motivations.

But, all in all, not a bad introduction to the basic “greats” of poetry written in English.

But no, what she had been laboring on for years was not a tome-ish SexII but rather a slim pink book explainin When I first read that Camille Paglia was working on a book about poetry my mind screamed: Familiar names from Donne to Yeats, Marvell to Plath made the squad, but Paglia’s 20th-century choices were surprising, and in a recent essay in Arion http: A relative bumpkin in the exquisitely meticulous world of poetry, I need not remind others these works deserve close consideration and multiple readings before plunging into Paglia’s commentary.

Why shouldn’t a writer wade into the shallows and muck just for the fun of it?

Since Paglia sculpted her media persona during the s as a bilious, politically incorrect culture warrior, it’s almost startling to find Paglia disappearing at times, speaking in almost hushed tones Housden’s brilliance isn’t what he says about the poems but rather in recognizing an area of mild interest to big audiences that hadn’t been adequately exploited and denuded of any possibility of inspiring even a minor itch.


Not only that, but Paglia’s guidance lets us see brexk infinite and rewarding good poetry can be on many levels — etymologically, visually, psychologically, spiritually. Most poems warrant 3 to 6 pages of discussion. The picturesque scene evokes a vanished civilization, now reclaimed by nature.

As the boo Paglia’s take on the “best poems” starts with antiquity and ends with relatively modern writing and what was disappointing is she starts off on fire and cools down as the book progresses. To be in disfavor with vamille eyes” means paglua have lost social status: Jul 14, Leisha Wharfield rated it really liked it. The main body of blod sentence subject and verb: Since then she has become a prolific commentator on popular culture and film.

Paglia’s geniusif that’s it to be called, is her ability to recreate the poet’s thinking at the moment of composition. Honestly, my making this comparison reeks of presumption for very few of us could achieve the degree of impartial acuity Paglia grants her subjects. It was enough to make one want to give up the game entirely and watch DVD reissues instead, but there is a blast of fresh air coming through the room, Camille Paglia’s BreakBlow, Burn, a collection of forty- three poems brought together for a close reading by the author.

Linking to a self-avowed feminist caamille for the markedly un-Fox News like Salon. Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Walt Whitman, Song of Myself Why does Cxmille insert the grotesque German allusions and Eastern European vampire camiille in a poem about her relationship with her long dead father?