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Bluets. Maggie Nelson

By Maggie Nelson
200 Grams
5 x 1 x 8
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Maggie Nelson is one of the most electrifying writers at work in America today among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation - Olivia Laing Bluets winds its way through depression divinity alcohol and desire visiting along the way with famous blue figures including Joni Mitchell Billie Holiday Yves Klein Leonard Cohen and Andy Warhol. While its narrator sets out to construct a sort of `pillow book' about her lifelong obsession with the colour blue she ends up facing down both the painful end of an affair and the grievous injury of a dear friend. The combination produces a raw cerebral work devoted to the inextricability of pleasure and pain and to the question of what role if any aesthetic beauty can play in times of great heartache or grief. Much like Roland Barthes's A Lover's Discourse Bluets has passed between lovers in the ecstasy of new love and been pressed into the hands of the heartbroken. Visceral learned and acutely lucid Bluets is a slim feat of literary innovation and grace never before published in the UK.

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