Bluets is a book by the American author Maggie Nelson, published by Wave Books in The work hybridizes several prose and poetry styles, and is often . A Guardian Book of the Year. Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her. Presentation Mode Open Print Download Current View. Go to First Page Go to Last Page. Rotate Clockwise Rotate Counterclockwise. Enable hand tool.

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Women should have the right to look at what they want, and they should have the right to mqggie seen as they are. But why bother with diagnoses at all, if a diagnosis is but a restatement of the problem? She mixes these two parts of her writing so effortlessly msggie it seems easy and like her sentences just flow out of her without further editing and I am sure this is far from the truth.

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We cannot read the darkness. The expert on guppy menopause, whose office is across from mine at the Institute, tells me this. The writing is so rich and evocative.

This is one reason Wittgenstein is so important to Nelson, but another is that he, like she, loved colour. Love leaps past our deficiencies on the way to our core self. Two others— The Red Parts: I really enjoyed these parts about the disabled friend, but the parts about getting over a breakup with a lover were less moving to me, even though she was sometimes able to move beyond the cliche of the broken heart–while reading it, I always felt the particular effort she put in navigating this dangerous territory.


So be itshe said, and left me to sob with my face against the blue slate mxggie. I was excited by the form, which upon scanning in the basement of the bookstore in Princeton, NJ reminded me of The Gay Science. Expected more personal revelation — certainly more than just her past relationship with some dude she misses.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Jun 22, Rachel rated bluwts liked it Shelves: Acknowledges and dismisses Gass’s On Being Bluewhich I enjoyed more since his always alliterative language is flat-out fun. I never said this out loud, but I thought it often. How might it smell?

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Adventures in Lesbian Reading bludts of these books have rejected the prescriptive presentation of selfhood in favour of the abject, the bawdy, the unbound.

Apr 27, Amalia Gavea rated it it was amazing Recommended to Amalia by: She is bright enough, for sure. It was a deeply poignant, haunting, almost transcendental reading experience.

What Maggie Nelson does here—investigating and interrogating various philosophies, coming to terms with the loss of a lover and with the injury of a close friend, and the purposeful orbiting of blueness—is nothing short of magic. In case this isn’t clear, this is bouets kind of fore-handed criticism review: To me, it felt like poetry from a maggie place, heavy laden with the ache of an unfulfilled hope. She holds a Ph. Superficially about a color. I don’t know, but I think not.


Bluets by Maggie Nelson review – heartbreak and sex in 240 turbocharged prose poems

This is a simple story, but it spooks me, insofar as it reminds me that the eye is simply a recorder, with or without our will. Loneliness is solitude with a problem.

nelsob For much of the book, Nelson reminisces about her relationship with a former partner, as she cares for a friend nelso rendered quadriplegic. Sexually explicit at regular intervals to keep you on your toes among the obligatory Goethe and Wittgenstein quotation. Open Preview See a Problem? Sitting in my office before teaching a class on prosody, trying not to think about you, about my having lost you.

So what would it be a symptom of, to start seeing colors—or, more oddly, just one color—more acutely?

Perhaps she would not live. This is the disease talking.