At a glance:
- Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
- First Published: 1990
- Type of Work: Literary criticism
- Genres: Criticism, Nonfiction, Sociology, Psychology
- Subjects: Gay men, Homosexuality or homosexuals, Sex or sexuality, Self, Literature, Social issues, Men
Form and Content
In her earlier book Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (1985), Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick demonstrated that the prohibition against male-male relationships had an oppressive effect on male-female relationships in English literature, from William Shakespeare’s plays through the Victorian novel. In Epistemology of the Closet, Sedgwick continues to break new ground in her explorations of male homosocial desire. Chronologically, this book begins where the former one closed, at the end of the nineteenth century.
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