Bluets

Bluets
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: Wave Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 1933517409
ISBN 13: 9781933517407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bluets Book Review:

"Suppose I were to begin by saying that I had fallen in love with a color."

Bluets

Bluets
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: Wave Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2009-10-01
ISBN 10: 1933517646
ISBN 13: 9781933517643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bluets Book Review:

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.

Bluets

Bluets
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-06-01
ISBN 10: 1473548039
ISBN 13: 9781473548039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bluets Book Review:

A Guardian Book of the Year 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.

Stalking the Vesper Bluets

Stalking the Vesper Bluets
Author: Stephen Cresswell
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1365390756
ISBN 13: 9781365390753
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalking the Vesper Bluets Book Review:

Blues and Roots Rue and Bluets

Blues and Roots Rue and Bluets
Author: Jonathan Williams
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 112
Release: 1985-08-09
ISBN 10: 0822382954
ISBN 13: 9780822382959
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blues and Roots Rue and Bluets Book Review:

Jonathan Williams’s poetry has been described as brilliant, sensuous, lyrical, quirky, suave, vital, joyful, sardonic, melodious, passionate, alive, pyrotechnic. This new, much enlarged edition of Blues and Roots displays all of the above. Williams has tramped the Appalachian Trail for decades, botanizing, jotting down specimens of authentic American speech, graffiti, superstitions, and nostrums—always curious, alert, and affectionately attentive. Blues and Roots focuses on the linguistic horizon of Appalachia in lyrics of wonder and light, of wit and comic incongruity, in found poems of the speech of his mountain neighbors. Publishers Weekly said of the earlier edition, “One of the most beautiful and evocative tributes to the Appalachians and its people yet published.” Blues and Roots is a fine celebration; Wiliams is a joyful ringmaster.

Stalking the Vesper Bluets Photographs by Stephen Cresswell

Stalking the Vesper Bluets  Photographs by Stephen Cresswell
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2006-05
ISBN 10: 141166776X
ISBN 13: 9781411667761
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalking the Vesper Bluets Photographs by Stephen Cresswell Book Review:

Stalking the Vesper Bluets is a collection of color photographs by nature photographer Stephen Cresswell. Included are fifty brief essays on topics ranging from male camaraderie among Walruses, to human interactions with Snapping Turtles, to researching the sex lives of fishes.

Something Bright Then Holes

Something Bright  Then Holes
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN 10: 159376247X
ISBN 13: 9781593762476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Something Bright Then Holes Book Review:

Before Maggie Nelson’s name became synonymous with such genre-defying, binary-slaying writing as The Argonauts and The Art of Cruelty, this collection of poetry introduced readers to a singular voice in the making: exhilarating, fiercely vulnerable, intellectually curious, and one of a kind. These days/the world seems to split up/into those who need to dredge/and those who shrug their shoulders/and say, It’s just something/that happened. While Maggie Nelson refers here to a polluted urban waterway, the Gowanus Canal, these words could just as easily describe Nelson’s incisive approach to desire, heartbreak, and emotional excavation in Something Bright, Then Holes. Whether writing from the debris-strewn shores of a contaminated canal or from the hospital room of a friend, Nelson charts each emotional landscape she encounters with unparalleled precision and empathy. Since its publication in 2007, the collection has proven itself to be both a record of a singular vision in the making as well as a timeless meditation on love, loss, and―perhaps most frightening of all―freedom.

On Being Blue

On Being Blue
Author: William H. Gass
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2014-03-18
ISBN 10: 1590177320
ISBN 13: 9781590177327
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On Being Blue Book Review:

On Being Blue is a book about everything blue—sex and sleaze and sadness, among other things—and about everything else. It brings us the world in a word as only William H. Gass, among contemporary American writers, can do. Gass writes: Of the colors, blue and green have the greatest emotional range. Sad reds and melancholy yellows are difficult to turn up. Among the ancient elements, blue occurs everywhere: in ice and water, in the flame as purely as in the flower, overhead and inside caves, covering fruit and oozing out of clay. Although green enlivens the earth and mixes in the ocean, and we find it, copperish, in fire; green air, green skies, are rare. Gray and brown and widely distributed, but there are no joyful swatches of either, or any of exuberant black, sullen pink, or acquiescent orange. Blue is therefore most suitable as the color of interior life. Whether slick light sharp high bright thin quick sour new and cool or low deep sweet dark soft slow smooth heavy old and warm: blue moves easily among them all, and all profoundly qualify our states of feeling.

Women the New York School and Other True Abstractions

Women  the New York School  and Other True Abstractions
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-01
ISBN 10: 1587296152
ISBN 13: 9781587296154
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women the New York School and Other True Abstractions Book Review:

Maggie Nelson provides the first extended consideration of the roles played by women in and around the New York School of poets, from the 1950s to the present, and offers unprecedented analyses of the work of Barbara Guest, Bernadette Mayer, Alice Notley, Eileen Myles, and abstract painter Joan Mitchell as well as a reconsideration of the work of many male New York School writers and artists from a feminist perspective.

The Red Parts

The Red Parts
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 1555979289
ISBN 13: 9781555979287
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Parts Book Review:

Late in 2004, Maggie Nelson was looking forward to the publication of her book Jane: A Murder, a narrative in verse about the life and death of her aunt, who had been murdered thirty-five years before. The case remained unsolved, but Jane was assumed to have been the victim of an infamous serial killer in Michigan in 1969. Then, one November afternoon, Nelson received a call from her mother, who announced that the case had been reopened; a new suspect would be arrested and tried on the basis of a DNA match. Over the months that followed, Nelson found herself attending the trial with her mother and reflecting anew on the aura of dread and fear that hung over her family and childhood--an aura that derived not only from the terrible facts of her aunt's murder but also from her own complicated journey through sisterhood, daughterhood, and girlhood. The Red Parts is a memoir, an account of a trial, and a provocative essay that interrogates the American obsession with violence and missing white women, and that scrupulously explores the nature of grief, justice, and empathy.

The Crying Book

The Crying Book
Author: Heather Christle
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1948226456
ISBN 13: 9781948226455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Crying Book Book Review:

This bestselling "lyrical, moving book: part essay, part memoir, part surprising cultural study" is an examination of why we cry, how we cry, and what it means to cry from a woman on the cusp of motherhood confronting her own depression (The New York Times Book Review). Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and now must reckon with her own depression and the birth of her first child. As she faces her grief and impending parenthood, she decides to research the act of crying: what it is and why people do it, even if they rarely talk about it. Along the way, she discovers an artist who designed a frozen–tear–shooting gun and a moth that feeds on the tears of other animals. She researches tear–collecting devices (lachrymatories) and explores the role white women’s tears play in racist violence. Honest, intelligent, rapturous, and surprising, Christle’s investigations look through a mosaic of science, history, and her own lived experience to find new ways of understanding life, loss, and mental illness. The Crying Book is a deeply personal tribute to the fascinating strangeness of tears and the unexpected resilience of joy.

Jane

Jane
Author: Maggie Nelson,Michael Muhammad Knight
Publsiher: ReadHowYouWant.com
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-07-09
ISBN 10: 1458781062
ISBN 13: 9781458781062
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane Book Review:

Jane explores the nature of this haunting incident via a collage of poetry, prose, and documentary sources, including newspapers, related ''true crime'' books such as The Michigan Murders and Killers Among Us, and fragments from Jane's own diaries written when she was 13 and 21. Its eight sections cover Jane's childhood and early adulthood, her murder and its investigation, the direct and diffuse effect of her death on Nelson's girlhood and sisterhood, and a trip to Michigan Nelson took with her mother (Jane's sister) to retrace the path of Jane's final hours. Each piece in Jane has its own form that serves as an important fissure, disrupting the tabloid, ''page-turner'' quality of the story, and eventually returning the reader to deeper questions about girlhood, empathy, identification, and the essentially unknowable aspects of another's life and death. Part elegy, part memoir, part detective story, part meditation on violence, and part conversation between the living and the dead, Jane's powerful and disturbing subject matter, combined with its innovations in genre, expands the notion of what poetry can do - what kind of stories it can tell, and how it can tell them.

The Argonauts

The Argonauts
Author: Maggie Nelson
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-05-05
ISBN 10: 155597340X
ISBN 13: 9781555973407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Argonauts Book Review:

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Author: Kim Michele Richardson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 144345866X
ISBN 13: 9781443458665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek Book Review:

In 1936, Bluet is the last of the Kentucky Blues. In the dusty Appalachian hills of Troublesome Creek, nineteen and blue-skinned, Bluet has used up her last chance for “respectability” and a marriage bed. Instead, she joins the historical Pack Horse Library Project of Kentucky and becomes a librarian, riding up treacherous mountains on a mule to deliver books and other reading material to the poor hill communities of Eastern Kentucky. Along her dangerous route, Bluet confronts many who are distrustful of her blue skin. Not everyone is so keen on Bluet’s family or the Library Project, and the impoverished Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. Inspired by the true and historical blue-skinned people of Kentucky and the dedicated Kentucky Pack Horse Library Project, The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek provides an authentic Appalachian voice to a story of hope, heartbreak and raw courage and shows one woman’s strength, despite it all, to push beyond the dark woods of Troublesome Creek.

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas
Author: John Tveten,Gloria Tveten
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 319
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780292781511
ISBN 13: 0292781512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas Book Review:

Originally published: Wild flowers of Houston. Houston, Tex.: Rice University Press, c1993.

Europe s Dragonflies

Europe s Dragonflies
Author: Dave Smallshire,Andy Swash
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 0691168954
ISBN 13: 9780691168951
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Europe s Dragonflies Book Review:

The go-to photographic guide to all the damselflies and dragonflies recorded in Europe, including the Macaronesian Islands and western Turkey Europe's Dragonflies is a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed photographic field guide to the damselflies and dragonflies of Europe. Written by two well-travelled experts, the book covers all 140 resident and vagrant species recorded, focussing on the field identification of adult insects. Concise species profiles highlight key identification features and provide information on behaviour, habitat preferences, distribution, flight periods, status and conservation. Other sections cover identification tips, conservation status and legislation. Presenting an unsurpassed selection of images of the highest quality, this is the go-to guide for anyone wishing to know more about these amazing and fascinating insects. Comprehensive coverage of every species of damselfly and dragonfly recorded in Europe Stunning colour plates showing males, females, immatures, colour forms, subspecies and typical habitat for every species Over 1,200 superb photographs, supplemented with illustrations of fine details Detailed profiles for the 140 resident and vagrant species Unique comparison plates for difficult groups Easy to use by beginners and experts alike, avoiding technical terms

Entering Sappho

Entering Sappho
Author: Sarah Dowling
Publsiher: Coach House Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 1770566511
ISBN 13: 9781770566514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entering Sappho Book Review:

An abandoned town named for the classical lesbian leads to questions about history and settlement. Driving along the Pacific Coast Highway, you come to a road sign: Entering Sappho. Nothing remains of the town, just trash at the side of the highway and thick, wet bush. Can Sappho’s breathless eroticism tell us anything about settlement—about why we’re here in front of this sign? Mixing historical documents, oral histories, and experimental translations of the original lesbian poet’s works, this book combines documentary and speculation, surveying a century in reverse. This town is one of many with a classical name. Take it as a symbol: perhaps in a place that no longer exists, another kind of future might be possible.

Having and Being Had

Having and Being Had
Author: Eula Biss
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-01
ISBN 10: 0525537473
ISBN 13: 9780525537472
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Having and Being Had Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY TIME , NPR, INSTYLE, AND GOOD HOUSEKEEPING “A sensational new book [that] tries to figure out whether it’s possible to live an ethical life in a capitalist society. . . . The results are enthralling.” —Associated Press A timely and arresting new look at affluence by the New York Times bestselling author. “My adult life can be divided into two distinct parts,” Eula Biss writes, “the time before I owned a washing machine and the time after.” Having just purchased her first home, the poet and essayist now embarks on a provocative exploration of the value system she has bought into. Through a series of engaging exchanges—in libraries and laundromats, over barstools and backyard fences—she examines our assumptions about class and property and the ways we internalize the demands of capitalism. Described by the New York Times as a writer who “advances from all sides, like a chess player,” Biss offers an uncommonly immersive and deeply revealing new portrait of work and luxury, of accumulation and consumption, of the value of time and how we spend it. Ranging from IKEA to Beyoncé to Pokemon, Biss asks, of both herself and her class, “In what have we invested?”

Natural History of Mecosta County Michigan

Natural History of Mecosta County  Michigan
Author: Stephen Ross
Publsiher: Stephen Ross
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015071301389
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Natural History of Mecosta County Michigan Book Review:

The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania

The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania
Author: Ann Fowler Rhoads,Terence M Terry,William M. Klein,William MacKinley Klein, Jr
Publsiher: American Philosophical Society
Total Pages: 636
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780871692078
ISBN 13: 0871692074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania Book Review:

This vol. is the first published product of the Pennsylvania Flora Database, created & maintained at the Morris Arboretum of the U. of Pennsylvania. The database has its roots in the work of Edgar T. Wherry, John M. Fogg, Jr., & Herbert A. Wahl, the Atlas of the Flora of PennsylvaniaÓ (Wherry et al. 1979), published by the Morris Arboretum. Over a period of 40 years, Wherry & his colleagues gathered data from the major Pennsylvania herbaria & manually placed a quarter of a million dots on over 3500 maps (Fogg 1944). The Pennsylvania Flora Database retains the emphasis on specimen-based, site-specific data. The checklist of included taxa has undergone extensive review to reflect recent taxonomic & nomenclatural revisions. Questionable specimens have been re-evaluated with the result that several taxa included in earlier works were dropped. Recent discoveries have been added & distribution data has been updated. This vol. also includes collections made in the 1990s in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI), the state heritage program. The maps present the accumulated collection of information for each taxon as represented in the herbaria. Illus., reprinted 1996.