Bluets

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, ...

Bluets

Bluets

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.

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Bluets
Language: en
Pages: 112
Authors: Maggie Nelson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-01 - Publisher: Random House

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
Stalking the Vesper Bluets
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Stephen Cresswell
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

Books about Stalking the Vesper Bluets
Stalking the Vesper Bluets: Photographs by Stephen Cresswell
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Stephen Cresswell
Categories: Photography of animals
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-05 - Publisher: Lulu.com

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.
Handbook of Nature Study
Language: en
Pages: 887
Authors: Anna Botsford Comstock
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1939 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Provides lessons on many topics of nature study, with questions that may form the basis for student projects.
Wildflowers of Houston and Southeast Texas
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: John Tveten, Gloria Tveten
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-05 - Publisher: University of Texas Press

You'll find them throughout the year in Houston—lyre-leaf sage, Drummond skullcap, silver-leaf nightshade, snow-on-the-prairie, lemon beebalm, scarlet pimpernel, plains wild indigo, spring ladies'-tresses, deer pea vetch. These wildflowers and hundreds of other species flourish in this part of Texas, but until this book was published in 1993 no guide had