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Tendencies
by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
series edited by Michèle Aina Barale, Jonathan Goldberg and Michael Moon
Duke University Press, 1993
Cloth: 978-0-8223-1408-0 | Paper: 978-0-8223-1421-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8223-8186-0
Library of Congress Classification PN56.H57S43 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 809.93353

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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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