Bluets (Paperback)

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This
uncategorizable little book -- part memoir, part poetry, part
rumination -- explores the author’s personal connection to her favorite
color as well as her grief after the dissolution of a serious
relationship. Nelson investigates blue from a variety of perspectives -
historical, literary, etymological, poetic, spiritual, and personal,
just to name a few -- as a means of indirectly investigating herself in
trauma. A beautiful, haunting, essentially indescribable book that
shimmers.

— Danielle

Description


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

A lyrical, philosophical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, as refracted through the color blue. With Bluets, Maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists.

Maggie Nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She lives in Los Angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

About the Author


Maggie Nelson is the author of several books of poetry and nonfiction, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007) and Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007). She has taught writing and literature at The New School, Wesleyan University, and Pratt Institute of Art, though currently teaches at CalArts.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781933517407
ISBN-10: 1933517409
Publisher: Wave Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2009
Pages: 112
Language: English