Tendencies (Series Q)


Tendencies (Series Q) Author Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
ISBN-10 0822314215
ISBN-13 9780822314219
Year 1993-10-28
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Duke University Press Books
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Tendencies brings together for the first time the essays that have made Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick the soft spoken queen of gay studies Rolling Stone Combining poetry wit polemic and dazzling scholarship with memorial and autobiography these essays have set new standards of passion and truthfulness for current theoretical writing The essays range from Diderot Oscar Wilde and Henry James to queer kids and twelve step programs from Jane Austen and the Masturbating Girl to a performance piece on Divine written with Michael Moon from political correctness and the poetics of spanking to the experience of breast cancer in a world ravaged and reshaped by AIDS What unites Tendencies is a vision of a new queer politics and thought that however demanding and dangerous can also be intent inclusive writerly physical and sometimes giddily fun

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