Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desireby Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Nancy K. Miller (Editor), Carolyn G. Heilbrun (Editor)
Hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most influential texts in gender studies, men's studies and gay studies," this book uncovers the homosocial desire between men, from Restoration comedies to Tennyson's Princess.
"One of the most influential texts in gender studies, men's studies and gay studies."Catharine R. Stimpson, New York Times Book Review
"Universally cited as the text that ignited gay studies."Rolling Stone
"In many ways, the book that turned queer theory from a latent to a manifest discipline."Voice Literary Supplement
"Between Men not only transforms our interpretations of a number of beloved literary texts but begins to change our archetypes of reading as well."Comparative Literature
"Substantial and exhilarating... not least in [Sedgwick's] combination of feminist, psychoanalytic, and cultural or Marxist modes of criticism."Journal of English and Germanic Philology
"Sedgwick offers us a dazzling illumination of how, in a homophobic world where homosocial desire bonds men together, their desire for each other must be manifested across the body of the woman they both claim to love. We learn what are the dynamics when two men love one woman, a triangle that occurs with surprising frequency in our literature. Clever, shocking, and probably irrefutable, Between Men is also wonderfully readable."Carolyn G. Heilbrun
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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is the author of Tendencies, The Coherence of Gothic Conventions, and Epistemology of the Closet.
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