This Is Your Id Talking

by Kiko Matsing

Camille Paglia–in one of her best interviews–with Daniel Richler:

I like the way he manages to keep up sparring with her (whereas she left Charlie Rose huffing and puffing). You can see from his copies of the books that he’s actually read them (they’re bookmarked with Post-its). I also love it when he showed her the phallic relief on a doorway in Pompeii, with the inscription “hic habitat felicitas” (here lives happiness). You can see in his eyes that he was clearly enamored with her intellectual energy.