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The Weather in Proust gathers pieces written by the eminent critic and theorist Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick in the last decade of her life, as she worked toward a book on Proust. This book takes its title from the first essay, a startlingly original interpretation of Proust. By way of Neo-platonism, Buddhism, and the work of Melanie Klein, Sedgwick establishes the sense of refreshment and surprise that the author of the Recherche affords his readers. Proust also figures in pieces on the poetry of C. P. Cavafy, object relations, affect theory, and Sedgwick's textile art practices. More explicitly connected to her role as a pioneering queer theorist are an exuberant attack against reactionary refusals of the work of Guy Hocquenghem and talks in which she lays out her central ideas about sexuality and her concerns about the direction of US queer theory. Sedgwick lived for more than a dozen years with a diagnosis of terminal cancer; its implications informed her later writing and thinking, as well as her spiritual and artistic practices. In the book's final and most personal essay, she reflects on the realization of her impending death. Featuring thirty-seven colour images of her art, The Weather in Proust offers a comprehensive view of Sedgwick's later work, underscoring its diversity and coherence.

Essays & WritingEssays & JournalismLiterary essaysEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryGLBT & Gender StudiesGay & Lesbian studiesGay studies: Gay menHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFamily & relationshipsSex & sexuality, sex manualsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Duke University Press Publication Date: 20/12/2011 ISBN-13: 9780822351580  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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