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Fat Art, Thin Art

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is best known as a cultural and literary critic, as one of the primary forces behind the development of queer and gay/lesbian studies, and as author of several influential books: Tendencies, Epistemology of the Closet, and Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire. The publication of Fat Art, Thin Art, Sedgwick’s first volume of poetr ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published August 12th 1994 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 1994)
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Vincent Scarpa
Aug 17, 2015 Vincent Scarpa rated it really liked it
“(And now I’m scattered. Part of me, lines back,
addressed to you, is still wrestled
between refusal and love; and some part scuds ahead
plying across the fitful or sustained currents of narration
and gusty, then transparent, with relief as the distance from you
widens and clears.)”
Oct 27, 2014 Karim rated it it was amazing
"What I would be when I grew up,
I never wondered that (maybe I knew that);
I wondered other things: if I'd be
sane. Loved.
But I did
Bend to divine one thing,
the fate of--"my talent." Shyly
as a big sister I would yearn
to trace its avocations, its vocations,
what it would want when it
grew up; what it would need the world to be.
Say I've abused, betrayed it a thousand times:
still I am grateful
there was even that bad way to care for the child."

this book was A+++
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Feb 26, 2008 Liz Latty rated it liked it
Really interesting to read the poetry of someone I've always looked to as a theorist. She's wonderfully complex in all the right ways. Whatever that means. It means I liked it.
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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick was an American academician specializing in literary criticism and feminist analysis; she is known as one of the architects of queer theory. Her works reflect an interest in queer performativity, experimental critical writing, non-Lacanian psychoanalysis, Buddhism and pedagogy, the affective theories of Silvan Tomkins and Melanie Klein, and material culture, especially textil ...more
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