Maggie Nelson





Maggie Nelson


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Maggie Nelson is most recently the author of three books of nonfiction: Bluets (Wave Books, 2009); Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions (University of Iowa Press, 2007), and The Red Parts: A Memoir (Free Press, 2007). The Art of Cruelty, a work of art criticism, is forthcoming from WW Norton. Nelson is also the author of several books of poetry, including Something Bright, Then Holes (Soft Skull Press, 2007), Jane: A Murder (Soft Skull, 2005), The Latest Winter (Hanging Loose Press, 2003) and Shiner (Hanging Loose, 2001). In 2007 she was the recipient of an Arts Writers grant from the Creative Capital/Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. She has taught writing and literature at the Graduate Writing Program of the N ...more

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Bluets

4.30 avg rating — 3,714 ratings — published 2009 — 3 editions
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The Argonauts

4.12 avg rating — 2,869 ratings — published 2015 — 9 editions
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The Art of Cruelty: A Recko...

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Jane: A Murder

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The Red Parts

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Something Bright, Then Holes

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The Latest Winter

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Women, the New York School,...

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Shiner

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“Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.”
Maggie Nelson, Bluets

“I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.

But now you are talking as if love were a consolation. Simone Weil warned otherwise. 'Love is not consolation,' she wrote. 'It is light.'

All right then, let me try to rephrase. When I was alive, I aimed to be a student not of longing but of light.”
Maggie Nelson, Bluets

“Loneliness is solitude with a problem.”
Maggie Nelson

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