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Maggie Nelson

Maggie Nelson

·4.13·37,656 Ratings
“ Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ” ― Mahatma Gandhi
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  • The Red Parts

    2007·
    ·4.07·2,566 Ratings
    One day in March 1969, twenty-three- year-old Jane Mixer was on her way home to tell her parents she was getting married. She had arranged for a ride through the campus bulletin board at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was one of a hand
  • Something Bright, Then Holes

    2007·
    ·4.05·415 Ratings
    Maggie Nelson's fourth collection of poems combines a wanderer's attention to landscape with a deeply personal exploration of desire, heartbreak, resilience, accident, and flux. Something Bright, Then Holes explores the problem of losing then recovering s
  • The Latest Winter

    2003·
    ·4.17·139 Ratings
    Poetry. "These poems manage to say everything about everything-each determining day, each shifting sense of inexhaustible person. Back of it all is an extraordinary ear for the way words find place, make a passage from here to there, blessedly keep on tal
  • Jane: A Murder

    2005·
    ·4.3·1,401 Ratings
    Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson’s aunt Jane, who was murdered in 1969 while a first-year law student at the University of Michigan. Though officially unsolved, Jane’s murder was apparently the third in a series of
  • Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions

    2007·
    ·4.53·83 Ratings
    Maggie Nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley,
  • The Argonauts

    2015·
    ·4.02·16,683 Ratings
    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 limi
  • The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

    2011·
    ·4.3·1,308 Ratings
    Today both reality and entertainment crowd our fields of vision with brutal imagery. The pervasiveness of images of torture, horror, and war has all but demolished the twentieth-century hope that such imagery might shock us into a less alienated state, or
  • Bluets

    2009·
    ·4.28·10,694 Ratings
    Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color...A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nels
  • Feminaissance

    2010·
    ·4.64·50 Ratings
    Poetry. Fiction. Essays. Women's Studies. FEMINAISSANCE = collectivity; feminine ecriture; the politics of writing; text and voice; the body as a site of contestation, insurgence and pleasure; race and writing; gender as performance; writing about other w
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