(The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson


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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson Free download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Maggie Nelson Maggie Nelson ë 5 Read this is the opening paragraph of the bookOctober 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 wo

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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson When I was in my early twenties and just out of school I was lucky enough to get a job as a productioncopy 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

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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson 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 t

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    Free download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Maggie Nelson Maggie Nelson ë 5 Read (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson ‘’You’ve punctured my solitude I told you’’I feel as if I’m treading on thin ice with this one because in all honesty this is a book that one has to read in order to understand I feel that Nelson has exposed her soul to us sharing thoughts and experiences that many of us would find unlikely to confess even to ourselves How can w

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    Free read The Argonauts (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson Free download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Maggie Nelson “You pass as a guy; I as pregnant Our waiter cheerfully tells us about his family expresses delight in ours On the surface it may have seemed as though your body was becoming and “male” mine and “female” But that’s not

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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson Free read The Argonauts Really sharp lovely synthesis of emotional memoir and critical theory reminiscent of a outrageous version of Barthes and formatted in a canny way that allows your eyes to fly down the page even as you're taking in some relatively heavy hitting uotations The overall theme of the Argo as a metaphor for a relationship parts k

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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson 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 mea

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    Maggie Nelson ë 5 Read Free download ñ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Maggie Nelson Free read The Argonauts My full review as well as my other thoughts on reading can be found on my blogMixing memoir and cultural history Nelson uproots conventional notions of genre and form in The Argonauts supplanting them with her radical interest in cr

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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson The Argonauts opens with Maggie Nelson getting fucked in the ass and thinking about Wittgenstein and I was like whoa whoa whoa – you can't write about this stuff in a world where The Surrender by Toni Bentley already exists Trying to write another book about anal sex and its implications for European philosophy would be futile – like trying to write another novel about a day in the life of DublinThis isn't

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    (The Argonauts) [PDF/EBOOK] ✓ Maggie Nelson 45 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 exuisite interrogation of gender identity and an invaluable reminder that the supposed complications of making a ueer family just

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Read The Argonauts ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 autho. this is the opening paragraph of the bookOctober 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 dank and charming bachelor pad You had Molloy by your bedside and a stack of cocks in a shadowy unused shower stall Does it get any better What s your pleasure you asked then stuck around for an answerand i rolled my eyesthis is the second paragraph of the bookBefore we met I had spent a lifetime devoted to Wittgenstein s idea that the inexpressible is contained inexpressibly in the expressed This idea gets less air time than his reverential Whereof one cannot speak thereof one must be silent but it is I think the deeper idea Its paradox is uite literally why I write or how I feel able to keep writingand i rolled my eyesif you enjoy reading about penetration AND impenetrable abstractions this here s your friggin peanut butter cup I am not interested in a hermeneutics or an erotics or a metaphorics of my anus I m interested in ass fuckingfor me this is all like baby pictures stuffed with math which translates through the karen filter as things i recognize as having appeal to others but make me bored and impatient which is how i felt during a lot of this bookopening your memoirsociology book with anal sex is either meant to be tr s bold and shocking or voyeuristically titillating to the reader but it just made me a little embarrassed for her that she thought anal sex would be either shocking or titillating in this day and age i m by no means a prude but unless i m actually participating in the carnal arts reading about it or seeing it carried out in front of me does nothing for me and reading about other people s sex lives has the same level of appeal as looking at their vacation photos it s something you both shared and i m glad you had a good time doing it together but i m an outsider to your experience i m all for people rutting any way they please as long as it s consensual and age appropriate but if i m not involved hearing about it neither offends nor arouses nor interests me this book doesn t have a ton of sex in it but there s a ton of intellectual masturbation that is just as tedious to me i ve never seen the value in jargon heavy thinkerydoo with no practical application all these intellectual cubbyholes tunnel visioned and stubborn milking abstractions parsing intangible shit into specific intangible shit until everyone s exhausted everything s inconclusive and during all that time spent blathering someone s designed and built a friggin bridge and it s weird because she seems to acknowledge the hollowness of these kinds of exercises In one of my favorites of your drawings two Popsicles are talking to each other One accuses You re interested in fantasy than reality The other responds I m interested in the reality of my fantasy Both of the Popsicles are melting off their sticksbut it doesn t stop her from contributing to that hollowness examining and probing and dissecting melting off her own sticki ve always been a bit theory resistant i was a wee english major undergrad at NYU and even then bright eyed and bushy tailed and presumably full of intellectual suppleness i balked when it came time to play literary theory roulette reading a single text through a variety of different filters today we are lacanians and now feminist theorists and new historicists i understand the purpose to introduce young minds to the exciting possibilities of critical approach but it always struck me as intellectual busywork and an incredibly limiting exercise to shoehorn a text into some rigorous discipline interpreting through such a narrow and freuently inappropriate channel imposing meaning instead of just listening to what the text itself had to say fortunately for my gpa i was very good at bullshitting but it was never comfortable for me corsetting a voluptuous book into a narrow vision without regard for authorial intent and the experience of critical chameleonism reminded me of that scene in Ridicule which i cannot find uoted on the internet but if you ve seen the film you know which one i mean shallowly parroting someone else s dogma is way less interesting than finding one s own voice and critical perception and that s what i think of lit theorybut it could have been worse cuz shit like this just makes me go into hulk smash modeA few years ago she told me the story of a subseuent feminist theory class that threw a kind of coup They wanted in keeping with a long feminist tradition a different kind of pedagogy than that of sitting around a table with an instructor They were frustrated by the poststructuralist ethos of her teaching they were tired of dismantling identities tired of hearing that the most resistance one could muster in a Foucauldian universe was to work the trap one is inevitably in So they staged a walkout and held class in a private setting to which they invited Christina as a guest When people arrived Christina told me a student handed everyone an index card and asked them to write how they identified on it then pin it to their lapeli have no issues with the index card element apart from my antipathy for the spectacle and hippie dippery undertone at play here where it s all just a stagey opportunity to flaunt participants tolerance and inclusiveness and commitment to diversity which if you really are all of those things you don t need to broadcast in such a clumsy way it s the suirm euivalent of saying i have a black friend and it s incredibly superficial being a lesbian or genderfluid doesn t make you interesting any than liking asparagus or being color blind does it s a detail of who you are and if you are only defining yourself by whether the genitals of the people you fuck are innies or outies you need to aim higher build a bridge or somethingthe thing is she actually sums up perfectly my own approach to sexuality before she goes prancing back off into the land of ever granular labeling of sexual expressionThere are people out there who get annoyed at the story that Djuna Barnes rather than identify as a lesbian preferred to say that she just loved Thelma Gertrude Stein reputedly made similar claims albeit not in those exact terms about Alice I get why it s politically maddening but I ve also always thought it a little romantic the romance of letting an individual experience of desire take precedence over a categorical onei mean doesn t that make the most sense if we re acknowledging that sexuality is a spectrum and adopting the sensible approach of letting an individual experience of desire take precedence over a categorical one why even bother with labeling where you stick your pin on this spectrum sure i have idealized aesthetics as far as what i find attractive in both men and women but my individual experiences of desire have freuently deviated from this aesthetic because how swoony you feel when you re around someone you love transcends whether their junk is inside or outside their body or whether they align with whatever your preferred type is tallshort blonde asian whatever but as tolerant as i am although clearly intolerant of hammy displays of tolerance i have no time for people with identity dismantling fatigue who are so easily vexed by poststructuralist ethos i m too practical to be impressed by empty performance soundfury that is ultimately unproductive and noncontributory and while the author is also made uncomfortable by the students in this anecdote she is nonetheless devoted to the bombastic argot of the world of genderfeministueer theory all reproductive futurism and sodomitical mother and intellectualizing her own pregnancy fretting about the symbolism inherent in being a pregnant woman specifically a pregnant lesbian how that defines her in the larger context of the new ueer family if it smacks too much of homonormativity and what it all meeeeans you re a lesbian and you want to have a baby so maybe just be a lesbian who has a baby and focus on raising your son to be a decent human being full of vitamin C and good grammar without wasting time worrying yourself about the smug autoeroticism the obscene nature of the pregnant body in public and all the circuitous thought diddling that should only preoccupy stoners Is there something inherently ueer about pregnancy itself insofar as it alters one s normal state and occasions a radical intimacy with and radical alienation from one s body How can an experience so profoundly strange and wild and transformative also symbolize or enact the ultimate conformitysomewhere an unbuilt bridge weepsfortunately the book isn t all hifalutin contemplation the best parts for me revolve around nelson s relationship with harry her pronoun slippery spouse who is her perfect partner both sexually Why did it take me so long to find someone with whom my perversities were not only compatible but perfectly matched Then as now you spread my legs with your legs and push your cock into me fill my mouth with your fingers You pretend to use me make a theater of heeding only your pleasure while making sure I find mine Really though it s than a perfect match as that implies a kind of stasis Whereas we re always moving shape shifting No matter what we do it always feels dirty without feeling lousyand whose pillow talk or concrete floor talk demonstrates a similar proclivity for passionate balderdash In whose world is the morphological imaginary defined as that which is not realwhen nelson is writing about their relationship particularly the summer of our changing bodies Me four months pregnant you six months on T it s lovely the juxtaposition of their experiences transforming what was formerly abstract into something tangible and meaningful On the surface it may have seemed as though your body was becoming and male mine and female But that s not how it felt on the inside On the inside we were two human animals undergoing transformations beside each other bearing each other loose witness In other words we were agingand during that same time living in a hotel after harry s top surgery and coincidentally coming across a reality program featuring a woman with breast cancer recovering from her own mastectomy It was uncanny to watch her performing the same actions we were performing emptying her drains waiting patiently for her unbinding but with opposite emotions You felt unburdened euphoric reborn the woman on TV feared wept and grievedthat is some wholly powerful shitand i did enjoy coming across this passage since it made me feel bad for all my earlier eye rolling Shame spot being someone who spoke freely copiously and passionately in high school then arriving in college and realizing I was in danger of becoming one of those people who makes everyone else roll their eyes there she goes again It took some time and trouble but eventually I learned to stop talking to be impersonate really an observer This impersonation led me to write an enormous amount in the margins of my notebooks marginalia I would later mine to make poemsthis writing in the margins habit comes through in the structure of this book it s a little indulgent personal scattershot and messy with freuent uotes whose authors are attributed in the margins and this shape is actually perfect for its subject matter which freuently addresses the inability to categorize things tidily including harryHow to explain trans may work well enough as shorthand but the uickly developing mainstream narrative it evokes born in the wrong body necessitating an orthopedic pilgrimage between two fixed destinations is useless for some but partially or even profoundly useful for others That for some transitioning may mean leaving one gender entirely behind while for others like Harry who is happy to identify as a butch on T it doesn t I m not on my way anywhere Harry sometimes tells inuirers How to explain in a culture frantic for resolution that sometimes the shit stays messyand i think that s the main takeaway for me sometimes shit stays messy no matter how many labels you throw at it no matter how much time you spend spinning your thinking wheels the difference between her conclusion and mine is that shit staying messy is my endpoint not an invitation to throw scrabble 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Read The Argonauts ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Oland 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 boo. My full review as well as my other thoughts on reading can be found on my blogMixing memoir and cultural history Nelson uproots conventional notions of genre and form in The Argonauts supplanting them with her radical interest in creating art without a center The short book uickly branches off from the writer s initial focus on her romance with her life partner trans artist Harry Dodge and it sprawls in many different directions Nelson touches upon the ethics of feminist art the difficulty of sustaining ueer relationships without having models to follow the intricacies of childrearing the shortcomings and strengths of critical theory past and present and so much While The Argonauts can feel aimless at times Nelson s insights on ueer motherhood are astute and following her intellectual somersaults makes for a stimulating reading experience

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Read The Argonauts ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free R'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 ueer family making Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and R. You pass as a guy I as pregnant Our waiter cheerfully tells us about his family expresses delight in ours On the surface it may have seemed as though your body was becoming and male mine and female But that s not how it felt on the inside On the inside we were two human animals undergoing transformations beside each other bearing each other loose witness In other words we were aging This book explores Maggie Nelson s relationship with Harry Dodge who is fluidly gendered It describes their love the birth of their son and their changing bodies Nelson from her changing body from pregnancy and Dodge from the changing body of surgery and T hormones This book uestions the freedom to be who we want to be the freedom to love who we want to love our identity and sex It analyses the worlds notion that things need to tick certain boxes love sexuality instead of viewing them on a spectrum Throughout this book Nelson adds references from various people such as psychologists and their views on gender sex and loveI however found this a difficult one to read I really had to work on reading this Usually I love a challenge and I really wanted to enjoy this as it is enjoyed by so many readers but I just found this difficult I really had to concentrate on it to understand what the author was saying She writes in such a way that is intelligent but if like me I found it didn t flow too well and I didn t understand what she was referencing to at times This book is also one continuous prose without chapters and while you would think it would flow well it just didn t for me It made it hard to understand and appreciate the perspective and messages she was trying to conveyFrom what I can gather this taught me about identity freedom and compassion for others However this was just not the book for me