In deze genderbending memoires komt cultuurcritica Maggie Nelson met frisse, krachtige en hoognodige bespiegelingen over seksualiteit, verlangen, ‘het gezin’ en over de beperkingen en mogelijkheden van zowel de liefde als de taal. In De Argonauten staat een liefdesgeschiedenis centraal: de relatie van de auteur met de kunstenaar Harry Dodge. Nelson laat ons meevoelen hoe het is om haar hart te ver
De argonauten
Maggie Nelson 1973-
Nicolette Hoekmeijer
Original language
Original title
The argonauts
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Atlas Contact, 2016
137 p. (ePub2)

About Maggie Nelson

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Maggie Nelson (born 1973) is an American writer. She has been described as a genre-busting writer defying classification, working in autobiography, art criticism, theory, scholarship, and poetry. Nelson has been the recipient of a 2016 MacArthur Fellowship, a 2012 Creative Capital Literature Fellowship, a 2011 NEA Fellowship in Poetry, and a 2010 Guggenheim Fellowship in Nonfiction. Other honors include the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism and a 2007 Andy Warhol Foundation/Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant.

Life and career

Nelson grew up in the Bay Area. She studied English at Wesleyan University, where she was taught by Annie Dillard. After college, she lived in New York City, where she trained as a dancer, worked at the Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church, and studied informally with writer Eileen Myles. In 2004 she obtained a Ph.D. in English Literature at the CUNY Graduate Center, where she studie…Read more on Wikipedia