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Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism

Paperback / softback

Main Details

Title Free Women, Free Men: Sex, Gender, Feminism
Authors and Contributors      By (author) Camille Paglia
Physical Properties
Format:Paperback / softback
Dimensions(mm): Height 200,Width 130
Category/GenreLiterary essays
ISBN/Barcode 9781786892188
Edition Main - Canons
Illustrations No

Publishing Details

Publisher Canongate Books
Imprint Canongate Canons
Publication Date 1 March 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom


From the fiery intellectual provocateur - and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality - a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism and challenges us to build an alliance of strong women and strong men. Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one of feminism's most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she's asking if all men are obsolete, championing a more discerning standard of beauty that goes beyond plastic surgery's quest for eternal youth, lauding the liberating force of rock and roll, or demanding free and unfettered speech on university campuses and beyond, Paglia can always be counted on to get a discussion started. At once illuminating, witty, and inspiring, these essays are essential reading that affirm the power of men and women and what we can accomplish together.

Author Biography

Camille Paglia is the University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. A regular contributor to, she is the author of Glittering Images; Break, Blow, Burn; Vamps & Tramps; Sex, Art, and American Culture; and Sexual Personae.


Fiercely erudite, freewheeling and sex-drenched . . . The Helen Vendler-meets-Patti Smith grad seminar you wanted but never quite got [. . . Paglia is] a fearless public intellectual and more necessary than ever * * New York Times * * Paglia's vision is always fresh . . . A fascinating and challenging reading companion * * The Times * * Dazzling . . . Compulsively readable * * Salon * * Polemical, thought-provoking, enraging, funny, and brave * * VICE * * She flies as high as you can go * * New York Times * * Remarkable . . . at once outrageous and compelling, fanatical and brilliant * * Washington Post * * A compilation of Paglia's best, and most incendiary, previously published essays . . . At times infuriating, at times glittering, Paglia's prose is always biting and relentless * * Huffington Post * * An essential work by an essential public intellectual * * VICE * * Feminist and culture critic Paglia is at her feisty, full-throated best in this series of short manifestos that spans her career * * Publishers Weekly * * Paglia is a brilliant thinker on culture and human nature . . . Inspirational in its tone and its message that freedom belongs to both sexes -- Helen Smith * * The New Criterion * *