Bluets

by Maggie Nelson

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  • 9781933517407
  • 9781933517643

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.


  • Wave Books; October 2009
  • ISBN: 9781933517643
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  • Title: Bluets
  • Author: Maggie Nelson
  • Imprint: Wave Books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781933517407
  • 9781933517643

In The Press

Praise for Previous Work: "A genre buster with an engaging prose style, Nelson interweaves psychoanalysis, personal memoir and true-crime tidbits into a darkly intelligent page-turner." -Time Out New York "Very rarely does a book come along that combines such extraordinary lyricism and ethical precision with the sense that the author is writing for her very life ... Nelson refuses complacency and pushes further into the unknown." -Annie Dillard