By Maggie Nelson
An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the newest considering love, language, and kinfolk
Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a piece of "autotheory" delivering clean, fierce, and well timed wondering hope, id, and the constraints and chances of love and language. At its middle is a romance: the tale of the author's courting with the artist Harry avert. This tale, which include Nelson's account of falling in love with avert, who's fluidly gendered, in addition to her trip to and during a being pregnant, deals a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
Writing within the spirit of public intellectuals comparable to Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her own event to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have acknowledged approximately sexuality, gender, and the vexed associations of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical person freedom and the worth of caretaking turns into the rallying cry of this considerate, unabashed, uncompromising book.
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