The Scandal of Pleasure: Art In An Age Of Fundamentalism

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Surveying a wide range of cultural controversies, from the Mapplethorpe affair to Salman Rushdie's death sentence, from canon-revision in the academy to the scandals that have surrounded Anthony Blunt, Martin Heidegger, and Paul de Man, Wendy Steiner shows that the fear and outrage they inspired are the result of dangerous misunderstanding about the relationship between art and life.

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The Scandal of Pleasure Surveys a wide range of cultural controversies, from the Mapplethorpe affair to Salman Rushdie's death sentence. This book seeks to show that the fear and outrage these events inspired were the result of dangerous misunderstandings about the relationship between art and life. Full description

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Wendy Steiner is the Richard L. Fisher Professor of English and Chair of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania.

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