☆ The Argonauts PDF / Epub ✩ Author Maggie Nelson – Ladybooks.us

The Argonauts An Intrepid Voyage Out To The Frontiers Of The Latest Thinking About Love, Language, And FamilyMaggie 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.

☆ The Argonauts  PDF / Epub ✩ Author Maggie Nelson – Ladybooks.us
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  • The Argonauts
  • Maggie Nelson
  • 20 July 2017
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  1. says:

    this is the opening paragraph of the book October, 2007 The Santa Ana winds are shredding the bark off the eucalyptus trees in long white stripes A friend and I risk the widowmakers by having lunch outside, during which she suggests I tattoo the words HARD TO GET across my knuckles, as a reminder of this pose s possible fruits Instead the words I love you come tumbling out of my mouth in an incantation the first time you fuck me in the ass, my face smashed against the cement floor of your dan this is the opening paragraph of the book October, 2007 The Santa Ana winds are shredding the bark off the eucalyptus trees in long white stripes A friend and I risk the widowmakers by ha...


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    Here s what I liked I liked the way Nelson writes about motherhood Honest, unashamed, full of a joy with a hugeness to it I ve read some great writing on motherhood published recently see Eula Biss On Immunity and I deeply appreciate this work, as someone for whom the desire to birth and parent a child is very alien I have been at times a little bratty in my attitudes towards those who chose to parent, so work that is critical of that attitude and helps demystify parenting feels invaluab Here s what I liked I liked the way Nelson writes about motherhood Honest, unashamed, full of a joy with a hugeness to it I ve read some great writing on motherhood published recently see Eula Biss On Immunity and I deeply appreciate this work, as someone for whom the desire to birth and parent a child is very alien I have been at times a little bratty in my attitudes towards those who chose to parent, so work that is critical of...


  3. says:

    When I was in my early twenties and just out of school, I was lucky enough to get a job as a production copy editor for a smallish academic press My women s studies minor was enough to get me put in charge of the women s studies and LGBT studies offerings, and over the years I copyedited probably thousands of journal articles and book manuscripts on these topics It was a wonderful education in many ways At the time, marriage for same sex couples was a distant dream, and I was a witness, in th When I was in my early twenties and just out of school, I was lucky enough to get a job as a production copy editor for a smallish academic press My women s studies minor was enough to get me put in charge of the women s studies and LGBT studies offerings, and over the years I copyedited probably thousands of journal ar...


  4. says:

    Um The Argonauts is about gender, pregnancy, and other things The name Argonaut is borrowed from a book passage in Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes It refers to a boat, and the answer is if you replace every particle of the boat, it is still the same boat called Argonaut, and how that compares to saying I love you to a person, renewing the meaning by each use, the very task of love and of language is to give to one and the same phrase inflections which will be forever new The author Um The Argonauts is about gender, pregnancy, and other things The name Argonaut is borrowed from a book passage in Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes It refers to a boat, and the answer is if you replace every particle of the boat, it is still the same boat called Argonaut, and how that compares to saying I love you to a person, renewing the meaning by each use, the very task of love and of language is to give to one and the same phrase inflections which will be forever new The author thinks the passage is romantic Her partner sees it as a possible retraction.o _ OI know, right Too too precious.I m supposed to either love or respect this book because of the intellectually elastic writ...


  5. says:

    this book cracked me open like a walnut One of those messy walnuts where the nut ends up shattered to pieces in your hand While reading I was frequently on a vertiginous edge close to weeping, not really from any feeling with a name, just from all the feeling that was going on as I read Part of it was a feeling of recognition A feeling th...


  6. says:

    Many GR friends have written incredibly thoughtful reviews of this book I wanted to love it I liked it a lot I love that it was a bestseller and that many people have read it Progress Nelson is a beautiful writer The Argonauts is a mosaic of theory, self examination, and an investigation on the limits of language, the possibilities of love, and the uncompromising belief in flu...


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    4.5 The opening paragraph is so sexually explicit that I nearly dropped the book this is something I ve struggled with in Nelson s other books too Thank goodness I kept going, as this is an exquisite interrogation of gender identity and an invaluable reminder that the supposed complications of making a queer family just boil down to your basic human experiences of birth, love and death.Like Bluets, this is often composed of disparate paragraphs and quotations from cultural theorists I defi 4.5 The opening paragraph is so sexually explicit that I nearly dropped the book this is something I ve struggled with in Nelson s other books too Thank goodness I kept going, as this is an exquisite interrogation of gender identity and an invaluable reminder that the supposed complications of making a queer family just boil down to your basic human experiences of birth, love and death.Like Bluets, this is often composed of disparate paragraphs and quotations from cultural theorists I definitely preferred those passages where Nelson allows herself to string her fragments intoextended autobiographical meditations, like the brilliant final 20 pages interspersing her memories of giving birth to her son Iggy with an account of the deathbed vigil her partner artist Harry Dodge held for his m...


  8. says:

    Holy fuck.


  9. says:

    3.5 starsSerious props to Maggie Nelson for breaking free from the binaries that plague contemporary life Female vs male, gay vs straight, assimiliationist vs revolutionary Nelson deconstructs all of these restrictive categories and argues for a richer,nuanced way of being My favorite part of The Argonauts centers on how Nelson describes love as an evolving process, one that we must renew and revitalize every single day In addition to discussing theory, she incorporates details fro 3.5 starsSerious props to Maggie Nelson for breaking free from the binaries that plague contemporary life Female vs male, gay vs straight, assimiliationist vs revolutionary Nelson deconstructs all of these restrictive categories and argues for a richer,nuanced way of being My favorite part of The Argonauts centers on how Nelson describes love as an evolving process, one that we must renew and revitalize every single day In addition to discussing theory, she incorporates details from her own life, with a focus on her marriage to her fluidly gendered partner as well as her foray into motherhood.This book s structure disappointed me though Nelson includes no chapter...


  10. says:

    I picked this book up because Carrie Brownstein mentioned reading and loving it in the QA to her most recent audiobook, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl It is hard to explain what this book is but I will try it is simultaneously an academic exploration of current and seminal works on gender, identity, love, dependence written in a way where sources are listed by author names along the margins of the pages and the direct quotations are only indicated with italics although sometimes she u I picked this book up because Carrie Brownstein mentioned reading and loving it in the QA to her most recent audiobook, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl It is hard to explain what this book is but I will try it is simultaneously an academic exploration of current and seminal works on gender, identity, love, dependence written in a way where sources are listed by author names along the margins of the pages and the direct quotations are only indicated with italics although sometimes she uses italics for other purposes Inside this academic exploration is Maggie Nelson s own story, of being with a person who is gender fluid and doesn t fit into a box, of seeing her partner s body change through Testosterone and surgery while her own body is changing through childbirth The questions that get asked unde...

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