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I'm so sorry to hear that Eve Sedgwick has died.

Condolences to those who knew her and are grieving, and to all of those who have been touched, challenged and expanded by her work.

Nobody knows more fully, more fatalistically than a fat women how unbridgeable the gap is between the self we see and the self as whom we are seen; no one, perhaps, has more practice at straining and straining to span the binocular view between; and no one can appreciate more fervently the act of magical faith by which it may be possible, at last, to assert and believe, against every social possibility, that the self we see can be made visible as if through our own eyes to the people who see us. 256
 
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
From "White Glasses" in Tendencies

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Date: 2009-04-13 05:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mermeydele.livejournal.com
sad. she was fairly awesome, if a bit obsessed (in her writing) with the gay boys.

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Date: 2009-04-14 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beccawrites.livejournal.com
whoa. i remember reading the introduction to the epistemology of the closet in college, and this list of all of the aspects of human sexuality that the gay/straight dichotomy allows us to gloss over. she really changed how i thought and think about queer politics.

i never read her later work, like this that you're quoting.

what a loss.

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