The Argonauts
  • Publisher : Graywolf Press
  • Release : 05 May 2015
  • ISBN : 9781555973407
  • Page : 160 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 1189 voters
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Download or read online book entitled The Argonauts, was written by Maggie Nelson and published by Graywolf Press in pdf, epub and kindle format. This book was released on 05 May 2015 with total pages 160. An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family 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.


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