A Dialogue on Love by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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When she begins therapy for depression after breast cancer treatment, the author brings with her an extraordinarily open and critical mind, but also shyness about revealing herself. Resisting easy responses to issues of dependence, desire, and mortality, she warily commits to a male therapist who shares little of her cultural and intellectual world.

Although not without pain, their improvised relationship is as unexpectedly pleasurable as her writing is unconventional: Sedgwick combines dialogue, verse, and even her therapist's notes to explore her interior life--and delivers and delicate and tender account of how we arrive at love.
 

About Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

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Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York Graduate Center.
 
Published July 1, 1999 by Beacon Press. 220 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As a founder of the academic discipline of queer studies, Sedgwick's bailiwick is postmodern discourse on sexuality, though she has previously avoided disclosing much about her personal life. Havi

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Although it strives to reveal depths of intimacy, her memoir reads more like an intellectual exercise than a straightforward account of psychic pain--and often leaves the reader at arm's length with a disquieting feeling of voyeurism that is likely to limit this memoir's appeal to Sedgwick's loya...

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