The Argonauts

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Graywolf Press #ad - 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.

. An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, fierce, language, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, identity, and timely thinking about desire, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language.

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Giovanni's Room Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Giovanni's Room Vintage International #ad - Set in the 1950s paris of american expatriates, liaisons, and violence, a young man finds himself caught between desire and conventional morality. With a sharp, probing imagination, james baldwin's now-classic narrative delves into the mystery of loving and creates a moving, highly controversial story of death and passion that reveals the unspoken complexities of the human heart.

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Almost No Memory: Stories

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - With wittily restrained intensity, she again portrays the contemplative self caught in the paradoxical world. Lydia davis's collection almost No Memory is richly inventive array of playful philosophical investigations, involuted domestic disputes, and fables of the dark fantastic. The stories in almost no memory reveal an empathic, of logic, explores the limits of identity, as Davis, sometimes shattering understanding of human relations, in a spare but resonant prose all her own, and of the known and the knowable.

. In 'pastor elaine's newsletter, ' a harried mother studies a bible passage; in 'Foucault and Pencil, ' a troubled analyst on her way home from a session attempts to distract herself with a difficult French text; in 'Glenn Gould, ' a former pianist tries to justify her dependence on a certain television show.

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Citizen: An American Lyric

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Graywolf Press #ad - Los angeles times, slate, time out new York, Publishers Weekly, Refinery 29, Vulture, and many more . A provocative meditation on race, claudia Rankine's long-awaited follow up to her groundbreaking book Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric. Claudia rankine's bold new book recounts mounting racial aggressions in ongoing encounters in twenty-first-century daily life and in the media.

Our addressability is tied to the state of our belonging, Rankine argues, as are our assumptions and expectations of citizenship. In essay, and poetry, image, citizen is a powerful testament to the individual and collective effects of racism in our contemporary, often named "post-race" society. The accumulative stresses come to bear on a person's ability to speak, perform, and stay alive.

Citizen: An American Lyric #ad - . Some of these encounters are slights, and some are intentional offensives in the classroom, on the tennis court with Serena Williams and the soccer field with Zinedine Zidane, seeming slips of the tongue, at the supermarket, on TV-everywhere, online, at home, all the time. Finalist for the national book award in poetry ** winner of the national book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.

A. Times book prize * winner of the pen open book award *one of the best books of the YEAR:The New Yorker, Boston Globe, The Atlantic, BuzzFeed, NPR.

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Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition Sexual Cultures Book 47

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NYU Press #ad - Delany saw a disappearance, not only of the old Times Square, but of the complex social relationships that developed there. Samuel R. Delany bore witness to the dismantling of the institutions that promoted points of contact between people of different classes and races in a public space, and in this hybrid text, argues for the necessity of public restrooms and tree-filled parks to a city's physical and psychological landscape.

This twentieth anniversary edition includes a new foreword by Robert Reid-Pharr that traces the importance and continued resonances of Samuel R. Twentieth anniversary edition of a landmark book that cataloged a vibrant but disappearing neighborhood in New York CityIn the two decades that preceded the original publication of Times Square Red, Forty-second Street, then the most infamous street in America, Times Square Blue, was being remade into a sanitized tourist haven.

Times Square Red, Times Square Blue 20th Anniversary Edition Sexual Cultures Book 47 #ad - In the forced disappearance of porn theaters, and street hustlers to make room for a Disney store, neon-lit cafes, peep shows, a children’s theater, and large, Samuel R. Delany’s groundbreaking Times Square Red, Times Square Blue.

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The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - From sylvia plath’s poetry to francis bacon’s paintings, from the saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s performance art, Nelson’s nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, taboo, and permissibility.

The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning #ad - . This is criticism at its best. Carolyn kellogg, los angeles timeswriting in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art.

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Trans: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present Book 3

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University of California Press #ad - And european articulations of self? and how have people responded to the new definitions and understanding of sex and the gendered body? In Trans*, and explores the possibilities of a nongendered, gender-optional, Jack Halberstam explores these recent shifts in the meaning of the gendered body and representation, or gender-queer future.

Trans: A Quick and Quirky Account of Gender Variability American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present Book 3 #ad - In the last decade, public discussions of transgender issues have increased exponentially. However, but regulation, with this increased visibility has come not just power, both in favor of and against trans people. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism and political recognition.

What happened in the last few decades to prompt such an extensive rethinking of our understanding of gendered embodiment? How did a stigmatized identity become so central to U. S.

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Jane: A Murder Soft Skull ShortLit

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Soft Skull Press #ad - 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. Each piece in jane has its own form that serves as an important fissure, disrupting the tabloid, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, "page-turner" quality of the story, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another’s life and death.

Part elegy, combined with its innovations in genre, detective story, and part conversation between the living and the dead, part memoir, Jane’s powerful and disturbing subject matter, part meditation on violence, expands the notion of what poetry can do—what kind of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.

Jane: A Murder Soft Skull ShortLit #ad - Nelson was born a few years after Jane’s death, and the narrative is suffused with the long shadow her murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Jane explores the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, prose, related "true crime" books, including newspapers, and documentary sources, and fragments from Jane’s own diaries written.

. Though officially unsolved, Jane’s murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area.

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Skim

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Groundwood Books #ad - It's a weird time to fall in love, but that's high school, and that's what happens to Skim when she starts to meet in secret with her neo-hippie English teacher, Ms. Archer. But when Ms. Skim is kimberly keiko cameron, a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth stuck in a private girls' school in Toronto. Cousins mariko and jillian Tamaki collaborate brilliantly in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being sixteen.

Skim #ad - Archer abruptly leaves, skim struggles to cope with her confusion and isolation, armed with her trusty journal and a desire to shed old friendships while cautiously approaching new ones. Depression, manipulative peers --teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in this touching, love, crushes, pitch-perfect, sexual identity, literary graphic masterpiece.

When a classmate's boyfriend kills himself because he was rumoured to be gay, the school goes into mourning overdrive, each clique trying to find something to hold on to and something to believe in.

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After the Quake: Stories Vintage International

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Vintage #ad - Set at the time of the catastrophic 1995 Kobe earthquake, the mesmerizing stories in After the Quake are as haunting as dreams and as potent as oracles. An electronics salesman who has been deserted by his wife agrees to deliver an enigmatic package— and is rewarded with a glimpse of his true nature. The six stories in this collection come from the deep and mysterious place where the human meets the inhuman—and are further proof that Murakami is one of the most visionary writers at work today.

After the Quake: Stories Vintage International #ad - A man who views himself as the son of God pursues a stranger who may be his human father. A mild-mannered collection agent receives a visit from a giant talking frog who enlists his help in saving Tokyo from destruction.

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