Bluets

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Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 2009 - Literary Collections - 99 pages
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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.

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User Review  - Jeremy Allan - Goodreads

This book was so good that I handed it to a friend who is also a writer and said "read the first ten pages." He read it immediately (we were on a train), and he handed it back to me and said, "the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica - Goodreads

Unless you're into poetry or something, there's no urgent need to read this book. But what you do need to do right away is google-image search "satin bowerbird bower," and maybe also give Joni Mitchell's record Blue another attentive listen. Read full review

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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.

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