ISBN10: 1555977359 ISBN13: 9781555977351 Publisher: Graywolf Pr Published: Jan 26 2016 Pages: 143 Weight: 0.46lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.25" Language: English
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. It binds an account of Nelson's relationship with her partner and a journey to and through a pregnancy to a rigorous exploration of sexuality, gender, and "family." An insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry for this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.