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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950–2009)

Forfatter af Epistemology of the Closet

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York Graduate Center
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The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader (1993) — Bidragyder — 405 eksemplarer
Tales of Henry James [Norton Critical Edition] (1984) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver234 eksemplarer
Constructing Masculinity (1995) — Bidragyder — 74 eksemplarer
Gay Shame (2009) — Bidragyder — 51 eksemplarer
Gary in Your Pocket: Stories and Notebooks of Gary Fisher (1996) — Redaktør — 33 eksemplarer

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I was tempted to give this a lower rating because of the tendency toward academic jargon and deconstruction, but slogging through those (for me) less pleasant passages was worth it in the end. The cumulate experience of this text really was one of "reparative reading" in the best sense.
 
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andyinabox | 1 anden anmeldelse | Jan 17, 2024 |
A Buddhist reading of Proust's obsession with reincarnation, atmospheric disturbances, and the way he handles and textualizes refreshment and surprise; bringing Proust into dialogue with Cavafy's poetry to discuss the interplay between desire, pedagogy, and the act of writing; Sedgwick's assessment of queer theory today and an urge—knowing she was soon to die—for a reassessment of Hocquenghem's work; all of these pieces then hinge around the personal as revolutionary, making art as a means of leaving pieces of oneself behind, and how suffering, transcending, and becoming aware of one's limitations and one's own mortality all inform the act of reading and the theoretical scope of any given project. The last chapter, Sedgwick's personal reflections as her end grew nearer, is harrowing just as it is enlightening. The world has lost a pioneering and truly radical intellect.… (mere)
 
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proustitute | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 2, 2023 |
What I found most impressive in this work of literary criticism was the close readings of novels by Melville, Wilde, Proust, James, and Thackery. The considerations of cultural studies leaned a bit more into academic jargon than I could appreciate, but the book held my interest nonetheless.
 
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