from Abelove, Henry, Michele Aina Barale, and David Halperin, eds., The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader, (New York: Routledge: 1993) Eve Kosofsky Sedgewick: Epistemology of the closet, 45 from Abelove, Henry, Michele Aina Barale, and David Halperin, eds., The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader. Jeannette., Sex Variant Women in Literature: A Historical and Quantitative Survey 2nd., (New York: Vantage Press, 1956) (repr. 30 Audre Lorde, a Caribbean-American writer and out-spoken feminist talks of the erotic being a type of power being specific to females. Rubin 26 and Marilyn Frye 27 all write extensively about eroticism from a heterosexual, lesbian and separatist point of view, respectively, seeing Eroticism as both a political force 28 and cultural critique 29 for marginalized groups, or as Mario Vargas Llosa summarized: "Eroticism has its. Journal of the History of Sexuality 3:3 (1993 468-90. Italian erotic postcard, 1900, eroticism (from the, greek, eros "desire is a quality that causes sexual feelings, 1 as well as a philosophical contemplation concerning the aesthetics of sexual desire, sensuality, and romantic love. 256 Bataille, Eroticism. New York: Ten Speed Press. A dissoluteness, an excess". The term may also refer to a state of sexual arousal 1 or anticipation of such an insistent sexual impulse, desire, or pattern of thoughts. Baltimore: Diana Press, 1975) Weinberg,.,. 13 "The Symposium in Benjamin Jowett trans, The Essential Plato (1999). Journal of the History of Sexuality 3:2 (1992 303-13 Lorde, Audre; Clarke, Cheryl (2007) 1984. 19 Non-heterosexual edit Queer theory and lgbt studies consider the concept from a non-heterosexual perspective, viewing psychoanalytical and modernist views of eroticism as both archaic 20 and heterosexist, 21 written primarily by and for a "handful of elite, heterosexual, bourgeois men" 22 who "mistook their. Honoré de Balzac stated, eroticism is dependent not just upon an individual's sexual morality, but also the culture and time in which an individual resides.