Bluets (MP3 CD)

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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

— Danielle


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

Since 2009, when it first published, to today, Bluets has drawn scores of readers with its surprising insights into the emotional depths that make us most human--via 240 short pieces, at once lyrical and philosophical, on the color blue. This new edition celebrates Maggie Nelson's uncompromising vision, inviting longtime fans and newcomers alike to experience and share in an indispensable work that continues to disrupt the literary landscape.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781094071503
ISBN-10: 1094071501
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: January 28th, 2020
Language: English