EVE KOSOFSKY SEDGWICK

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THE 1001 SEANCES
In GLQ - A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies (Vol. 17, No. 4, 2011)

An appreciation of James Merrill’s long poem, The Book of Ephraim, which emerged through evenings spent with David Jackson “at the Ouija Board / In touch with Ephraim Our Familiar Spirit,” as Merrill describes them. Sedgwick writes that Merrill’s “un-Proustian tone of elegiac wishfulness only obscures his acuteness about the fate of his poetic roman fleuve.”