The Argonauts

The Argonauts

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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 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, is an intimate portrayal 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
Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2016
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781982458843
1982458844
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (4hr., 48 min.)) : digital
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Additional Contributors: Nelson, Maggie
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Cynthia_N Jan 30, 2017

I felt like I was listening to someone giving a rambling speech. The main character moved from one topic to another quite abruptly at times but it was an interesting listen. It was quite natural how Harry moved from a she to a he as they continued in their lives together.

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