By Maggie Nelson
An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the newest wondering love, language, and relatives
Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a piece of "autotheory" providing clean, fierce, and well timed considering wish, identification, and the restrictions and chances of love and language. At its middle is a romance: the tale of the author's dating with the artist Harry avoid. This tale, which include Nelson's account of falling in love with circumvent, who's fluidly gendered, in addition to her trip to and during a being pregnant, deals a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making.
Writing within the spirit of public intellectuals similar to Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her own event to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have acknowledged approximately sexuality, gender, and the vexed associations of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical person freedom and the worth of caretaking turns into the rallying cry of this considerate, unabashed, uncompromising book.