Epistemology of the Closet
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990. Octavo. Black buckram boards, unclipped pictorial dust wrapper with a toned spine. 258 pages. First edition. Near fine in a very good jacket.
Landmark work of what was then gay studies and now queer theory.
“There is no unthreatened, unthreatening conceptual home for the concept of gay origins. We have all the more reason, then, to keep our understanding of gay origin, of gay cultural and material reproduction, plural, multi-capillaried, argus-eyed, respectful, and endlessly cherished.”