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April 25, 2005 Press Contact: Julia Morse
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Social critic Camille Paglia speaks Tuesday at University of Chicago

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What/Who: Social critic, author and devout feminist Camille Paglia will discuss and read from her new book Break, Blow Burn, an anthology of 43 poems that the author considers some of “the world’s best poems.”

When: Tuesday, April 26 at 7 p.m.

Where: International House Assembly Hall, University of Chicago, 1414 E. 59th St.

Background: The still-vocal author of Sexual Personnae, a survey of Western art and literature with an emphasis on sexual decadence, Paglia is known as an intellectual whose work challenges both the Left and the Right. Her latest work seeks to put her on the map for charting a new course – poetry. In Break, Blow, Burn, Paglia collects and criticizes works by poets canonical and unusual, from William Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson to Joni Mitchell and Wallace Stevens.
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