The Argonauts

The Argonauts 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 an

  • Title: The Argonauts
  • Author: Maggie Nelson
  • ISBN: 9781555977078
  • Page: 398
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 withAn 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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    1. Maggie Nelson is the author of nine books of poetry and prose, many of which have become cult classics defying categorization Her nonfiction titles include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner and New York Times bestseller The Argonauts Graywolf Press, 2015 , The Art of Cruelty A Reckoning Norton, 2011 a New York Times Notable Book of the Year , Bluets Wave Books, 2009 named by Bookforum as one of the top 10 best books of the past 20 years , The Red Parts Free Press, 2007 reissued by Graywolf, 2016 , and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions U of Iowa Press, 2007 Her poetry titles include Something Bright, Then Holes Soft Skull Press, 2007 and Jane A Murder Soft Skull, 2005 finalist for the PEN Martha Albrand Art of the Memoir In 2016 she was awarded a MacArthur genius Fellowship She has also been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction, an NEA in Poetry, an Innovative Literature Fellowship from Creative Capital, and an Arts Writers Fellowship from the Andy Warhol Foundation She writes frequently on art, including recent catalogue essays on Carolee Schneemann and Matthew Barney She holds a Ph.D in English Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and has taught literature, writing, art, criticism and theory at the New School, Pratt Institute, and Wesleyan University For 12 years she taught in the School of Critical Studies at CalArts in fall 2017 she will join the faculty of USC She currently lives in Los Angeles.

    2. this is the opening paragraph of the book:October, 2007. The Santa Ana winds are shredding the bark off the eucalyptus trees in long white stripes. A friend and I risk the widowmakers by having lunch outside, during which she suggests I tattoo the words HARD TO GET across my knuckles, as a reminder of this pose’s possible fruits. Instead the words I love you come tumbling out of my mouth in an incantation the first time you fuck me in the ass, my face smashed against the cement floor of your d [...]

    3. Here's what I liked: I liked the way Nelson writes about motherhood. Honest, unashamed, full of a joy with a hugeness to it. I've read some great writing on motherhood published recently (see: Eula Biss' On Immunity) and I deeply appreciate this work, as someone for whom the desire to birth and parent a child is very alien. I have been at times a little bratty in my attitudes towards those who chose to parent, so work that is critical of that attitude and helps demystify parenting feels invaluab [...]

    4. When I was in my early twenties and just out of school, I was lucky enough to get a job as a production/copy editor for a smallish academic press. My women's studies minor was enough to get me put in charge of the women's studies and LGBT studies offerings, and over the years I copyedited probably thousands of journal articles and book manuscripts on these topics. It was a wonderful education in many ways. At the time, marriage for same-sex couples was a distant dream, and I was a witness, in th [...]

    5. Um. 'The Argonauts' is about gender, pregnancy, and other things. The name 'Argonaut' is borrowed from a book passage in Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes. It refers to a boat, and the answer is if you replace every particle of the boat, it is still the same boat called Argonaut, and how that compares to saying "I love you" to a person, renewing the meaning by each use, "the very task of love and of language is to give to one and the same phrase inflections which will be forever new." The author [...]

    6. this book cracked me open like a walnut. One of those messy walnuts where the nut ends up shattered to pieces in your hand. While reading I was frequently on a vertiginous edge close to weeping, not really from any feeling with a name, just from all the feeling that was going on as I read. Part of it was a feeling of recognition. A feeling that comes from having a very long conversation with someone who expresses what you thought were your most private thoughts, who puts into words what didn't h [...]

    7. Many GR friends have written incredibly thoughtful reviews of this book. I wanted to love it. I liked it a lot. (I love that it was a bestseller and that many people have read it. Progress!) Nelson is a beautiful writer. The Argonauts is a mosaic of theory, self-examination, and an investigation on the limits of language, the possibilities of love, and the uncompromising belief in fluidity in identity, gender, family. "An endless becoming" is a repeated motif, and the overarching metaphor of the [...]

    8. (4.5) The opening paragraph is so sexually explicit that I nearly dropped the book (this is something I’ve struggled with in Nelson’s other books too). Thank goodness I kept going, as this is an exquisite interrogation of gender identity and an invaluable reminder that the supposed complications of making a queer family just boil down to your basic human experiences of birth, love and death.Like Bluets, this is often composed of disparate paragraphs and quotations from cultural theorists. I [...]

    9. 3.5 starsSerious props to Maggie Nelson for breaking free from the binaries that plague contemporary life. Female vs. male, gay vs. straight, assimiliationist vs. revolutionary - Nelson deconstructs all of these restrictive categories and argues for a richer, more nuanced way of being. My favorite part of The Argonauts centers on how Nelson describes love as an evolving process, one that we must renew and revitalize every single day. In addition to discussing theory, she incorporates details fro [...]

    10. I picked this book up because Carrie Brownstein mentioned reading and loving it in the Q&A to her most recent audiobook, Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl. It is hard to explain what this book is but I will try - it is simultaneously an academic exploration of current (and seminal) works on gender, identity, love, dependence; written in a way where sources are listed by author names along the margins of the pages and the direct quotations are only indicated with italics (although sometimes she u [...]

    11. I'm not going to lie, I really struggled to get into The Argonauts. The topics that Maggie Nelson covers in this book - gender fluidity, transitioning, motherhood, sexuality, feminism, etc. - are all fascinating to me, and topics that I desperately wanted to read more about, particularly in the form of a memoir of Nelson's own life, pregnancy, and relationship with Harry Dodge. However, her writing style was unlike anything I'd ever read in a memoir-style book, and it threw me a fair bit.Nelson [...]

    12. My review that ran in the Chicago Tribune:"The Argonauts" is Maggie Nelson's ninth book, and it's a crowded field, but it may be her best yet. Her faculty page at CalArts — where she is a professor who lists her teaching interests as "poetics; non-fiction" — identifies these nine as "five books of nonfiction and four books of poetry." But one of the most appealing qualities of Nelson's body of work is how it consistently defies straightforward categorization, blending genres and approaches t [...]

    13. It's hard to come up with anything to say about this book that doesn't diminish it in some way. Suffice it to say, The Argonauts mimics its very subject, which is love, in its boundlessness. Also, I can't stop crying.

    14. To absolutely no one's surprise, Maggie Nelson has delivered yet another exceptional and essential book. It's a middle finger to identity politics, a desperate call to re-evaluate that which we understand as "radical," and an incredibly moving memoir about motherhood, navigating queerness, and partnership. Of course, it's also a million other things, too.

    15. I am not sure I can articulate how much I loved this short book. A cross between a memoir and an extended essay, Maggie Nelson tackles themes of identity, gender, love, death, birth and more. Nelson is engaging, funny and has a wonderfully poetic way with words. Her writing is brave and uncompromising and really quite beautiful. I listened to the audiobook narrated by the author herself. Normally I steer clear of author-narrated audiobooks but in this case it was perfect. I loved Nelson's voice [...]

    16. If you mix together one part theory, one part memoir, and a hearty dose of love story, you’ll end up with something like Maggie Nelson’s new book The Argonauts. Nelson’s story follows both the birth of her relationship with Harry Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, and the birth of their son. Between the narrative of their meeting, marriage and family-building, Nelson digs deep into questions of gender, sexuality, motherhood, and the individual. Though she turns to various thinkers as a base f [...]

    17. Interesting memoir about love, motherhood and modern forms of families among other things. The writing style is crisp and fresh, though laden with various philosophers and theorists; that's where Maggie lost me. Her relationship with her partner and how it's was an intrusive peak into their life and home. The book felt very now and happening, modern and raw. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in feminism, sexuality , psychology, and love.

    18. ' summary of Maggie Nelson's memoir/meditation The Argonauts seems about as good as anything I could come up with. The book is a combination of theorizing about gender and the story of Nelson's love affair with artist Harry Dodge and her son with him. Nelson's account of her pregnancy and birth both resonated with and moved me deeply. Altogether the book is fascinating and satisfying on many levels. Nelson is a smart, talented writer. Her prose incites speculation and pushes both the mind and th [...]

    19. All kinds of people that I know--people who I can unfeignedly say are smarter than I am--really liked this. And it's going to be one of the most-taught novels of these next ten years; I didn't really like it, and *I* want to use it in the classroom. But for my purposes, I found this pretty tepid. The writer sort of takes usual-suspect theorists off the shelf--Winnicott via Bechdel, Judith Butler, Eve Sedgwick--and name-checks their theories; these bits felt oddly uncerebral. A lot of the energy [...]

    20. This is the first book by Maggie Nelson I've read. In fact, I don't know that I'd heard of her before everyone started waving their arms about the incredibleness of this book, so I didn't really know what to expect when I went into this.There's so much to enjoy about this slim, tidy book. I liked the format, though also felt it was a bit too forced, too intentional, too purposefully different. Nelson wrote beautifully from time to time, but I didn't find it consistent throughout. She also discus [...]

    21. I didn't find this to be the most accessible book right off the bat, but even so, it kept me coming back. I loved how it didn't read like a conventional book, but instead was like free-form writing, yet with a very clear structure and purpose. The prose was beautiful and raw, and though I couldn't relate to the topic of a queer partnership and what that entailed, Nelson's descriptions of pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting were all so vivid and visceral and honest. This book is an important wor [...]

    22. Nelson is clearly brilliant. I give it five stars for that. But I have a deep, abiding dispassion for critical theory and all its jargon. If I was rating this book on that dislike alone, I give it three stars. Stubbornly, I read the whole thing. So I'll give it four stars for keeping me going until the end.

    23. Fantastic first part of how we see gender and love, second part mostly concerned around motherhood and traditional vrs nontraditional family models went over my head I guess I'm just not close enough to the topic or maybe it was a bit too personal for me to feel connection to it.

    24. I can confidently declare I learned of so many new (to me) theorists and their philosophies/-isms, that my brain has been filled to the brim. There were times, probably because this was my first introduction/immersion to the majority of these theories, I found the theoretical to be excessive and abstract. I felt almost like I'd plopped down mid-semester in a graduate course and hadn't read any of the course listings before turning up. That being said, this is a deeply personal, brave and vulnera [...]

    25. I do not have a clear, coherent review of THE ARGONAUTS. All I have is a pile of feelings I have yet to entirely sort through and understand. But oh, this book gave me so many feelings. I was really unprepared for it, which is my own fault because of the many things I've heard people say about it. Perhaps it's that I heard most of the hubbub around this book coming from cis/hetero readers. I am sure I would like it quite a lot as a straight person, but as a queer person I felt seen in a way I al [...]

    26. I feel uncharacteristically stumped about what to say about this book. I really liked Bluets, and Maggie Nelson's style here is familiar from that book. But is The Argonauts really fucking deep, or kind of a rambling miscellany? Can it be both?Pleasant top-notes of D.W. Winnicott, a refreshingly candid birth story, observations on loving & building a family with a transgender person. I think my favorite thing here was the amusingly named concept of the "sodomitical mother" (which comes from [...]

    27. I'm so happy I picked this up at the library, but I wish I bought my copy instead. I can't wait to read more of Nelson's work.

    28. Maggie Nelson's doing some next level shit here. This level of living, loving-and of articulating that life and love-is dizzying. This leaves you a bout de souffle. This is some rare air.

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