Category Archives: Camille Paglia

Returning to Reims – Didier Eribon

‘Our past is still there in our present. So we remake ourselves, we recreate ourselves (a task that is never finished, always needing to be taken up again), but we do not make ourselves, we do not create ourselves.’ Edouard … Continue reading

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This Week’s Book Haul

First up this week is a career-spanning collection of essays by Camille Paglia. Since the 1990s, Paglia has been a provocative, intriguing, sometimes infuriating, but never, ever boring commentator on issues around sexuality and gender. Full of energy, wit, knowledge … Continue reading

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Something to look forward to…

Little Deaths – Emma Flint (Jan 12) It’s the summer of 1965, and the streets of Queens, New York shimmer in a heatwave. One July morning, Ruth Malone wakes to find a bedroom window wide open and her two young … Continue reading

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