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The Argonauts [GRPL Book Club] / Maggie Nelson.

The Argonauts [GRPL Book Club]

Nelson, Maggie, 1973- author. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781555977351 : PAP
  • ISBN: 1555977359 : PAP
  • Physical Description: 143 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Graywolf paperback.
  • Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, 2016.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Summary, etc.: "Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book."--Amazon.com.
Awards Note: Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Subject: Nelson, Maggie, 1973-
Nelson, Maggie, 1973- > Family.
Poets > United States > Biography.

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