Epistemology of the Closet

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University of California Press, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 258 pages
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What is at stake in male homo/heterosexual definition? Through readings of Melville, Nietzsche, Wilde, James and Proust, the author argues that the vexed imperatives to specify straight and gay identities have become central to every important form of knowledge of the 20th century.
 

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User Review  - Stef Rozitis - Goodreads

An interesting book. One of those ones where trying to wrap your head around it gives you a headache (in a good way). I wish I had read the books she discussed in it! For me the connection between ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mandy - Goodreads

Another book I read half of for a class and intend to return to once I have the time. Sedgwick is pretty badass. Read full review

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Contents

Epistemology of the Closet
67
Some Binarisms
91
Wilde Nietzsche and the Sentimental Relations
131
The Beast in the Closet
182
Proust and the Spectacle of the Closet 2 13
213
Index 253
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About the author (1990)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York Graduate Center. Her books include "Between Men, Tendencies, A Dialogue on Love, "and "Touching Feeling.

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