Bluets

Bluets

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Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color . . . A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists. Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : Wave Books
Release : 2009-10-01
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781933517643


Bluets

Bluets

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"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color."

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : Wave Books
Release : 2009-10-01
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781933517407


Bluets

Bluets

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A Guardian Book of the Year Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia Laing Bluets winds its way through depression, divinity, alcohol, and desire, visiting along the way with famous blue figures, including Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Yves Klein, Leonard Cohen and Andy Warhol. While its narrator sets out to construct a sort of ‘pillow book’ about her lifelong obsession with the colour blue, she ends up facing down both the painful end of an affair and the grievous injury of a dear friend. The combination produces a raw, cerebral work devoted to the inextricability of pleasure and pain, and to the question of what role, if any, aesthetic beauty can play in times of great heartache or grief. Much like Roland Barthes’s A Lover’s Discourse, Bluets has passed between lovers in the ecstasy of new love, and been pressed into the hands of the heartbroken. Visceral, learned, and acutely lucid, Bluets is a slim feat of literary innovation and grace, never before published in the UK.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2017-06-01
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781473548039


Women The New York School And Other True Abstractions

Women The New York School And Other True Abstractions

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Maggie Nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, and abstract painter Joan Mitchell as well as a reconsideration of the work of many male New York School writers and artists from a feminist perspective.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Release : 2007-12-01
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9781587296154


Stalking The Vesper Bluets

Stalking The Vesper Bluets

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Author by : Stephen Cresswell
Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 9781365390753


Stalking The Vesper Bluets Photographs By Stephen Cresswell

Stalking The Vesper Bluets Photographs By Stephen Cresswell

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Stalking the Vesper Bluets is a collection of color photographs by nature photographer Stephen Cresswell. Included are fifty brief essays on topics ranging from male camaraderie among Walruses, to human interactions with Snapping Turtles, to researching the sex lives of fishes.

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Genre : Photography of animals
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Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2006-05
File : 108 Pages
ISBN : 9781411667761


Something Bright Then Holes

Something Bright Then Holes

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Maggie Nelson's third collection of poems combines a wanderer's attention to landscape with a deeply personal exploration of desire, heartbreak, resilience, accident, and flux. Something Bright, Then Holes explores the problem of losing then recovering sight and insight – of feeling lost, then found, then lost again. The book's three sections range widely, and include a long sequence of Niedecker-esque meditations written at the shore of a polluted urban canal, a harrowing long poem written at a friend's hospital bedside, and a series of unsparing, crystalline lyrics honoring the conjoined forces of love and sorrow. Whatever the style, the poems are linked by Nelson's singular poetic voice, as sly and exacting as it is raw. The collection is a testament to Nelson's steadfast commitment to chart the facts of feeling, whatever they are, and at whatever the cost.

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Genre : Poetry
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-03-15
File : 82 Pages
ISBN : 9781786995742


On Freedom

On Freedom

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So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. Does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom's long star turn coming to a close? Does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or reflect a deepening nihilism (or both)? On Freedom examines such questions by tracing the concept's complexities in four distinct realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate. Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture to the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, Nelson explores how we might think, experience, or talk about freedom in ways responsive to the conditions of our day. Her abiding interest lies in ongoing "practices of freedom" by which we negotiate our interrelation with--indeed, our inseparability from--others, with all the care and constraint that relation entails, while accepting difference and conflict as integral to our communion. For Nelson, thinking publicly through the knots in our culture--from recent art world debates to the turbulent legacies of sexual liberation, from the painful paradoxes of addiction to the lure of despair in the face of the climate crisis--is itself a practice of freedom, a means of forging fortitude, courage, and company. On Freedom is an invigorating, essential book for challenging times.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
Release : 2021-09-07
File : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780771051241


Greedy Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much

Greedy Notes From A Bisexual Who Wants Too Much

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A hilarious and whip-smart collection of essays, offering an intimate look at bisexuality, gender, and, of course, sex. Perfect for fans of Lindy West, Samantha Irby, and Rebecca Solnit—and anyone who wants, and deserves, to be seen. If Jen Winston knows one thing for sure, it’s that she’s bisexual. Or wait—maybe she isn’t? Actually, she definitely is. Unless…she’s not? Jen’s provocative, laugh-out-loud debut takes us inside her journey of self-discovery, leading us through stories of a childhood “girl crush,” an onerous quest to have a threesome, and an enduring fear of being bad at sex. Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the posterchild for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused. With her clever voice and clear-eyed insight, Jen draws on personal experiences with sexism and biphobia to understand how we all can and must do better. She sheds light on the reasons women, queer people, and other marginalized groups tend to make ourselves smaller, provoking the question: What would happen if we suddenly stopped?​​ Greedy shows us that being bisexual is about so much more than who you’re sleeping with—it’s about finding stability in a state of flux and defining yourself on your own terms. This book inspires us to rethink the world as we know it, reminding us that Greedy was a superpower all along.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Jen Winston
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-10-05
File : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9781982179182


The Red Parts

The Red Parts

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Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969. Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match. Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood. The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Maggie Nelson
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2016-04-05
File : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781555979287