W.W.B. Book Club: "The Argonauts" by Maggie Nelson

W.W.B Book Club (Women Write Books): A reading group that celebrates women authors in both classic and contemporary works.

This month's book club pick is The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson. 

Maggie 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 artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes the author’s account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, is an intimate portrayal of the complexities and joys of (queer) family making.

“A fiercely provocative and intellectually audacious memoir. . . . The author turns the whole process and concept of motherhood inside out, exploring every possible perspective, blurring the distinctions among the political, philosophical, aesthetic and personal. . . . A book that will challenge readers as much as the author has challenged herself.”—Kirkus (starred review)

Maggie Nelson is an American writer. She is generally described as a genre-busting writer defying classification, working in autobiography, art criticism, theory, scholarship, and poetry.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
City Lit Books
2523 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647
The Argonauts Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781555977351
Availability: Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Graywolf Press - January 26th, 2016