the limits of ideas like camille paglia's (like her mentor Bloom and others of that ilk) is she doesn't take them far enough. which is usually the case with idea snatchers . a bit here and a bit there but they don't run far enough with them and in her case what appears to be literary criticism __ whatever that is __ turns out to be an idea of history based on the mythology idea, the imposing idea of Apollonian versus Dionysus man versus woman/nature.
i started reading her ages ago but forgot about but because i am concerned with poems and she writes about poems sometimes i decided to read her book Personae (....l) .
but it's not really a book at all. its a yelling | a loud session | the negative in full swing| but its good| but does not go far enough that's the problem in my opinion with having a teacher, or mentor, or whatnot whose own views are limited by the horizon of the negative i.e. Bloom, and others. It's not so much that they are wrong, they are often not wrong in specifics, but the
view they espouse is ultimately the horizon of the negative
and she says this in bold black and white . man is a fearful being fearing castration by the woman and as soon as reading that
I thought she's just dead wrong
shes on the back track
shes a priestess of the negative
this is not true and its not where its at . its the whole negative freudian thing
-------------------------- more anon.