Epistemology of the Closet

Epistemology of the Closet

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Looks at the central importance of the homosexual/heterosexual dichotomy in the Western culture of the last century, in particular by a series of provocative readings of Melville, Wilde, James and Proust. A book of both political and literary importance.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 16mm | 194g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • index
  • 0140237321
  • 9780140237320

Table of contents

Epistemology of the closet; some binarisms (1) - Billy Budd, after the homosexual; some binarisms (2) - Wilde, Nietzche, and the sentimental relations of the male body; the beast in the closet - James and the writing of homosexual panic; Proust and the spectacle of the closet.show more