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  • The Argonauts
    The Argonauts (Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    A genre-bending memoir that offers fierce and fresh reflections on motherhood, desire, identity and feminism. At the centre is a love-story, between Nelson and the artist Harry Dodge, who is undergoing gender reassignment, while Nelson undergoes the transformations of pregnancy. Personal, honest and wide-ranging, Nelson explores the challenges and complexities that make up a modern family.

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  • The Art of Cruelty
    The Art of Cruelty (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    "This is criticism at its best."-Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles Times

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  • The Argonauts
    The Argonauts (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family...

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  • Bluets
    Bluets (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    "Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color."

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  • Matthew Barney
    Matthew Barney (English, Hardback) Matthew Barney

    A generously illustrated look at the intricate narrative threads of three of the artist's earliest works, and their continued resonance today

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  • Jane
    Jane (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    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. Though officially unsolved, Jane's murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders in the area between 1967 and 1969. Nelson was born a few years after Jane's death, and the narrative is suffused with the...

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  • Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions
    Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Maggie Nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, and abstract painter Joan Mitchell as well as a reconsideration of the work of many male New York School writers and artists from...

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  • The Red Parts
    The Red Parts (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her bookJane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969....

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  • Something Bright, Then Holes
    Something Bright, Then Holes (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Maggie Nelson's fourth collection of poems combines a wanderer's attention to landscape with a deeply personal exploration of desire, heartbreak, resilience, accident, and flux. Something Bright, Then Holes explores the problem of losing then recovering sight and insight ? of feeling lost, then found, then lost again. The book's three sections range widely, and include a long sequence of Niedecker-esque meditations written at the shore of a polluted urban canal, a harrowing long poem written at a friend's hospital bedside, and a series of unsparing, crystalline lyrics honoring the conjoined forces of love and sorrow. Whatever the style, the poems are linked by Nelson's singular poetic voice, as sly and exacting as it is raw. The collection is a testament to Nelson's steadfast commitment to chart the facts of feeling, whatever they are, and at whatever the cost.

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  • The Art of Cruelty
    The Art of Cruelty (English, Hardback) Maggie Nelson

    A fresh new voice in art and cultural criticism takes on the day's most pressing questions about representations of violence in art.

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    The Art of Cruelty (English, CD-Audio) Maggie Nelson

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  • Shiner
    Shiner (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Poetry. "Maggie Nelson has such drive in her language. Things do not dangle off this drive, but rather get resolutely pushed aside by her poem's forward motion. Also, she exercises the infinitesimal pause that is great poetry. Her SHINER is totally cool. She delivers the goods with fiendish delight"--Eileen Myles.

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  • The Latest Winter
    The Latest Winter (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    Poetry. "These poems manage to say everything about everything-each determining day, each shifting sense of inexhaustible person. Back of it all is an extraordinary ear for the way words find place, make a passage from here to there, blessedly keep on talking"-Robert Creely. "Few poets are strange and quick enough to capture the frenetic quality of contemporary life. Her poems move fast, think on...

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  • The Argonauts
    The Argonauts (English, CD-Audio) Maggie Nelson

    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and familyMaggie 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....

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  • Cabinet 38: Islands
    Cabinet 38: Islands (English, Paperback) Aaron Schuster, Alejandro Cesarco

    The seclusion of islands has long made them ideal screens for our fantasies and terrors, choice locations for military and scientific assays, and perfect settings for escapes, incarcerations and battles for survival. In consideration of these dynamics, "Cabinet" 38 features Julia Wolcott discussing islands in science fiction; Jeffrey Kastner on being marooned; Janet Connelly on West Berlin as an...

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  • Jane
    Jane (English, Paperback) Maggie Nelson

    A new entry in Soft Skull's ShortLit series, Jane tells the spectral story of the life and death of Maggie Nelson's aunt Jane. Though officially unsolved, Jane's murder was apparently the third in a series of seven brutal rape-murders near the University of Michigan in the late 1960s. Nelson was born a few years after Jane's death, and the narrative is suffused with the long shadow her aunt's murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Through a collage of poetry, prose, dream accounts, and documentary sources including fragments from Jane's own diaries the book explores the nature of this haunting incident and raises deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another's life and death. Part elegy, part memoir, part detective story, part meditation on violence, and part conversation between the living and the dead,Jane's powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, expands the notion of what poetry can do, what kinds of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.

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  • The Latest Winter
    The Latest Winter (English, Hardback) Maggie Nelson

    Poetry. New poems by the author of SHINER. "These poems manage to say everything about everything-each determining day, each shifting sense of inexhaustible person. Back of it all is an extraordinary ear for the way words find place, make a passage from here to there, blessedly keep on talking"-Robert Creely.

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