The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson audiobook

The Argonauts

By Maggie Nelson
Read by Maggie Nelson

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing 9781555977078
4.80 Hours 1
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A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. As Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy, she explores the challenges and complexities of mothering and queer family making. Writing in the tradition of public intellectuals like Susan Sontag, Nelson uses arresting prose even as she questions the limits of language. The Argonauts is an intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of love, language and family.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism

A London Guardian Pick of Best Books of the 21st Century

An Esquire Pick of the Best Books of the Decade

A 2017 Folio Prize Nominee

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

An Audible Editors Top Pick of Favorite Audiobooks

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2015

A Paste Magazine Pick of Best Memoirs of the Decade

A BuzzFeed Books Pick to Add to Your Queer Reading LIst

A Bust Magazine Pick from Carrie Brownstein's Reading List

A timely and genre-bending memoir that offers fresh and fierce reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism

At the centre of The Argonauts is the love story between Maggie Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered. As Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy, she explores the challenges and complexities of mothering and queer family making.

Writing in the tradition of public intellectuals like Susan Sontag, Nelson uses arresting prose even as she questions the limits of language. The Argonauts is an intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of love, language and family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A superb exploration of the risk and the excitement of change…[a] collaboration between Nelson’s mind and heart.” New Yorker
“In this gender-bending memoir, Maggie Nelson writes about the way both their bodies were changing, and about the intricacies of building her queer family.” New York Times
“Slays entrenched notions of gender, marriage, and sexuality with lyricism, intellectual brass, and soul-ringing honesty.Vanity Fair
“A beautiful, passionate and shatteringly intelligent meditation on what it means not to accept binaries but to improvise an individual life that says, without fear, ‘yes, and.’” Chicago Tribune
“A loose yet intricate tapestry of memoir, art criticism, and gently polemic.” Los Angeles Times
“An honest, joyous affirmation of one happily unconventional family finding itself.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A fiercely provocative and intellectually audacious memoir that focuses on motherhood, love, and gender fluidity.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[An] incredibly rich autobiographical meditation…Nelson blends philosophical inquiry, memoir, and gender criticism.” Library Journal
“Maggie Nelson cuts through our culture’s prefabricated structures of thought and feeling with an intelligence whose ferocity is ultimately in the service of love. No piety is safe, no orthodoxy, no easy irony. The scare quotes burn off like fog.” Ben Lerner, award-winning author of Leaving the Atocha Station
“What a dazzlingly generous, gloriously unpredictable book! Maggie Nelson shows us what it means to be real, offering a way of thinking that is as challenging as it is liberating. She invites us to ‘pay homage to the transitive’ and enjoy ‘a becoming in which one never becomes.’ Reading The Argonauts made me happier and freer.” Eula Biss, author of Notes from Nowhere
“Once again, Maggie Nelson has created awe-inspiring work, one that smartly calls bullshit on the places culture—radical subcultures included—stigmatize and misunderstand both maternity and queer family-making. With a fiercely vulnerable intelligence, Nelson leaves no area un-investigated, including her own heart. I know of no other book like this, and I know how crucially the culture needs it.” Michelle Tea, author of Valencia

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Author

Author Bio: Maggie Nelson

Author Bio: Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson is a poet, art critic, and author of nonfiction books such as The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning, Bluets, and Jane: A Murder. She teaches in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 4.80
Audience: Adult
Language: English