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Maggie Nelson

Geburtstag: 1973

Maggie Nelson ist eine amerikanische Schriftstellerin. Sie ist Autorin von fünf Sachbüchern, darunter The Argonauts , The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning , Bluets , The Red Parts: Autobiography of a Trial , sowie Women, the New York School, and Other True Abstractions . Sie wird allgemein als eine Genre-sprengende Schriftstellerin beschrieben, die sich der Klassifikation entzieht und in Autobiografie, Kunstkritik, Theorie, Wissenschaft und Poesie arbeitet.

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„Ginsberg, Clifton, Sedgwick—are“ The Argonauts

„Empirically speaking, we are made of star stuff. Why aren’t we talking more about that?“ The Argonauts


„Mostly I have felt myself becoming a servant of sadness. I am still looking for the beauty in that.“ Bluets

„I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.

But now you are talking as if love were a consolation. Simone Weil warned otherwise. 'Love is not consolation,' she wrote. 'It is light.'

All right then, let me try to rephrase. When I was alive, I aimed to be a student not of longing but of light.“
Bluets

„A day or two after my love pronouncement, now feral with vulnerability, I sent you the passage fromin which Barthes describes how the subject who utters the phrase “I love you” is like “the Argonaut renewing his ship during its voyage without changing its name.” Just as the’s parts may be replaced over time but the boat is still called the Argo, whenever the lover utters the phrase “I love you,” its meaning must be renewed by each use, as “the very task of love and of language is to give to one and the same phrase inflections which will be forever new.“ The Argonauts

„Loneliness is solitude with a problem.“

„199. For to wish to forget how much you loved someone—and then, to actually forget—can feel, at times, like the slaughter of a beautiful bird who chose, by nothing short of grace, to make a habitat of your heart.“ Bluets

„Eventually I confess to a friend some details about my weeping—its intensity, its frequency. She says (kindly) that she thinks we sometimes weep in front of a mirror not to inflame self-pity, but because we want to feel witnessed in our despair. (Can a reflection be a witness? Can one pass oneself the sponge wet with vinegar from a reed?)“ Bluets


„156. Why is the sky blue? -A fair enough question, and one I have learned the answer to several times. Yet every time I try to explain it to someone or remember it to myself, it eludes me. Now I like to remember the question alone, as it reminds me that my mind is essentially a sieve, that I am mortal.

157. The part I do remember: that the blue of the sky depends on the darkness of empty space behind it. As one optics journal puts it, "The color of any planetary atmosphere viewed against the black of space and illuminated by a sunlike star will also be blue." In which case blue is something of an ecstatic accident produced by void and fire.“
Bluets

„53. 'We mainly suppose the experiential quality to be an intrinsic quality of the physical object'-this is the so-called systematic illusion of color. Perhaps it is also that of love. But I am not willing to go there-not just yet. I believed in you.“ Bluets

„Life is a train of moods like a string of beads and as we pass through them they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in it's focus. To find oneself trapped in any one bead, no matter what it's hue, can be deadly.“ Bluets

„The moment of queer pride is a refusal to be shamed by witnessing the other as being ashamed of you.“ The Argonauts


„That’s what we both hate about fiction, or at least crappy fiction—it purports to provide occasions for thinking through complex issues, but really it has predetermined the positions, stuffed a narrative full of false choices, and hooked you on them, rendering you less able to see out, toout.“ The Argonauts

„125. Of course, you could just take off the blindfold and say, 'I think this game is stupid and I'm not playing it anymore.' And it must also be admitted that hitting the wall or wandering off in the wrong direction or tearing off the blindfold is as much a part of the game as is pinning the tail on the donkey.“ Bluets

„238. I want you to know, if you ever read this, there was a time when I would rather have had you by my side than any one of these words; I would rather have had you by my side than all the blue in the world.

239. But now you are talking as if love were a consolation. Simone Weil warned otherwise. “Love is not consolation,” she wrote. “It is light.”

240. All right then, let me try to rephrase. When I was alive, I aimed to be a student not of longing but of light.“
Bluets

„So far as I can tell, most worthwhile pleasures on this earth slip between gratifying another and gratifying oneself. Some would call that an ethics.“ The Argonauts

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