A Dialogue on Love

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Beacon Press, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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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.
  

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Clinically depressed after learning that she had breast cancer, Sedgwick entered therapy vowing to change: "If I can fit the pieces of this self back together at all, I don't want them to be the way ... Read full review

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Self-indulgent through most of it, but I did love the last quarter of it, and that made me look on the earlier parts of it with more charity. Loved the form- utterly fascinating. Read full review

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About the author (2000)

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is Distinguished Professor of English at City University of New York Graduate Center. Her books include "Between Men, Tendencies, A Dialogue on Love, "and "Touching Feeling.

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