The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial

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Graywolf Press #ad - Graywolf. The red parts is a memoir, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, an account of a trial, justice, and empathy. Over the months that followed, nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood.

Late in 2004, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, 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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Jane: A Murder

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Soft Skull Press #ad - Soft Skull Press. 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 long shadow her murder cast over both the family and her psyche. Jane explores the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, related “true crime” books such as The Michigan Murders and Killer Among Us, prose, dream-accounts, including local and national newspapers, and documentary sources, and fragments from Jane’s own diaries written when she was 13 and 21.

Part elegy, detective story, expands the notion of what poetry can do—what kind of stories it can tell, Jane’s powerful and disturbing subject matter, part meditation on violence and serial, sexual violence in particular, combined with its innovations in genre, part memoir, and part conversation between the living and the dead, and how it can tell them.

Jane: A Murder #ad - Its eight sections cover jane’s childhood and early adulthood, the direct and diffuse effect of her death on Nelson’s girlhood and sisterhood, her murder and its investigation, and a trip to Michigan Nelson took with her mother Jane’s sister to retrace the path of Jane’s final hours. Each piece in jane has its own form, and the movement from each piece to the next—along with the white space that surrounds each fragment—serve as important fissures, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, disrupting the tabloid, “page-turner” quality of the story, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another’s life and death.

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The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - This is criticism at its best. Carolyn kellogg, los angeles timeswriting in the tradition of Susan Sontag and Elaine Scarry, Maggie Nelson has emerged as one of our foremost cultural critics with this landmark work about representations of cruelty and violence in art. Soft Skull Press. From sylvia plath’s poetry to francis bacon’s paintings, nelson’s nuanced exploration across the artistic landscape ultimately offers a model of how one might balance strong ethical convictions with an equally strong appreciation for work that tests the limits of taste, from the Saw franchise to Yoko Ono’s performance art, taboo, and permissibility.

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The Argonauts

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Graywolf Press #ad - Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book. An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, language, fierce, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language.

This story, who is fluidly gendered, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of queer family-making. Used book in Good Condition. Soft Skull Press. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge.

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Wave Books #ad - With bluets, maggie Nelson has entered the pantheon of brilliant lyric essayists. Maggie nelson is the author of numerous books of poetry and nonfiction, 2007 and Women, and Other True Abstractions University of Iowa Press, Then Holes Soft Skull Press, including Something Bright, the New York School, 2007.

Suppose i were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color. Wave Books. The Argonauts. A lyrical, and often explicit exploration of personal suffering and the limitations of vision and love, philosophical, as refracted through the color blue. Used book in Good Condition. Soft Skull Press. She lives in los angeles and teaches at the California Institute of the Arts.

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Something Bright, Then Holes: Poems

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Soft Skull Press #ad - Whether writing from the debris-strewn shores of a contaminated canal or from the hospital room of a friend, Nelson charts each emotional landscape she encounters with unparalleled precision and empathy. These daysthe world seems to split upinto those who need to dredgeand those who shrug their shouldersand say, It’s just somethingthat happened.

While maggie nelson refers here to a polluted urban waterway, heartbreak, the Gowanus Canal, and emotional excavation in Something Bright, these words could just as easily describe Nelson’s incisive approach to desire, Then Holes. The Argonauts. Since its publication in 2007, the collection has proven itself to be both a record of a singular vision in the making as well as a timeless meditation on love, loss, and―perhaps most frightening of all―freedom.

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The Journalist and the Murderer

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Vintage #ad - A seminal work and examination of the psychopathology of journalism. Vintage. Soft Skull Press. In malcolm's view, neither journalist nor subject can avoid the moral impasse that is built into the journalistic situation. When the text first appeared, as a two-part article in The New Yorker, its thesis seemed so radical and its irony so pitiless that journalists across the country reacted as if stung.

Her book is a work of journalism as well as an essay on journalism: it at once exemplifies and dissects its subject. Used book in Good Condition. The journalist and the murderer derives from and reflects many of the dominant intellectual concerns of our time, and it will have a particular appeal for those who cherish the odd, the off-center, and the unsolved.

The Argonauts. The journalist-subject encounter has always troubled journalists, but never before has it been looked at so unflinchingly and so ruefully. Using a strange and unprecedented lawsuit as her larger-than-life example -- the lawsuit of Jeffrey MacDonald, a convicted murderer, the author of Fatal Vision, a book about the crime -- she delves into the always uneasy, against Joe McGinniss, sometimes tragic relationship that exists between journalist and subject.

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Hovering over the narrative -- and always on the edge of the reader's consciousness -- is the MacDonald murder case itself, which imparts to the book an atmosphere of anxiety and uncanniness. Wave Books.

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Engine Empire: Poems

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Through three distinct yet interconnected sequences, Cathy Park Hong explores the collective consciousness of fictionalized boomtowns in order to explore the myth of prosperity. Vintage. Wave Books. In the second sequence, my artful Boomtown!" a fictional industrialized boomtown draws its inspiration from present-day Shenzhen, "Shangdu, China.

. The first sequence, called "ballad of our jim, " draws inspiration from the Old West and follows a band of outlaw fortune seekers who travel to a California mining town during the 1800s. The Argonauts. The third and last section, "the world cloud, " is set in the far future and tracks how individual consciousness breaks up when everything―books, our private memories―becomes immediately accessible data.

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Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions

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University Of Iowa Press #ad - The Argonauts. Wave Books. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Maggie nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, Alice Notley, Bernadette Mayer, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, 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 a feminist perspective.

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Lessons on Expulsion: Poems

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Graywolf Press #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Sánchez’s powerful debut poetry collection explores what it means to live on both sides of the border―the border between countries, despair and possibility, languages, and the living and the dead. Sánchez tells her own story as the daughter of undocumented Mexican immigrants and as part of a family steeped in faith, work, grief, and expectations.

An award-winning and hard-hitting new voice in contemporary American poetry. The first time I ever came the light was weak and carnivorous. Covered my eyes and the night cleared its dumb throat. Soft Skull Press. Lessons on expulsion is the first book by a vibrant, essential new writer now breaking into the national literary landscape.

Lessons on Expulsion: Poems #ad - Wave Books. Heard my mother wringing her hands the next morning. Vintage. Used book in Good Condition. With candor and urgency, factory laborers, Sánchez roves from the individual life into the lives of sex workers, narco-traffickers, and with the unblinking eyes of a journalist, artists, and lovers. The poems confront sex, shame, race, violence, and an America roiling with xenophobia, and laws of suspicion and suppression.

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Autobiography of Red

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Vintage #ad - Wave Books. The Argonauts. By turns whimsical and haunting, richly layered and deceptively simple, erudite and accessible, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is. A new york times notable book of the yearnational book critics circle award Finalist  "Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today.

Michael ondaatje"this book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing. Alice munro "A profound love story. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. As he grows older, geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation.

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