Epistemology of the Closet

Epistemology of the Closet


By (author) Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 198mm x 16mm | 194g
  • Publication date: 30 March 1995
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0140237321
  • ISBN 13: 9780140237320
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: index

Product description

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.

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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.