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03/14/2005

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Miriam

Does Paglia understand how to do close critical analysis? As I recall from my reading of Sexual Personae, Paglia's variant of "close reading" usually produces results that have oddly little to do with the poem. I seem to remember her going through one Wordsworth poem and winding up with, er, oral sex imagery, which struck me at the time as a...baffling...result.

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