Epistemology of the Closet

Epistemology of the Closet

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick


Since the overdue Eighties, queer stories and concept became very important to the highbrow and political lifetime of the USA. This has been due, in no small measure, to the effect of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's severely acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from vintage texts of ecu and American writers—including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde—Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century old second within which sexual orientation turned as vital a demarcation of personhood as gender have been for hundreds of years. In her preface to this up-to-date version Sedgwick locations the ebook either in my view and traditionally, taking a look particularly on the horror of the 1st wave of the AIDS epidemic and its impact at the text.

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