On Freedom: Maggie Nelson

£10.99

So often deployed as a jingoistic, even menacing rallying cry, or limited by a focus on passing moments of liberation, the rhetoric of freedom both rouses and repels. Does it remain key to our autonomy, justice, and well-being, or is freedom’s long star turn coming to a close? Does a continued obsession with the term enliven and emancipate, or reflect a deepening nihilism (or both)? ‘On Freedom’ examines such questions by tracing the concept’s complexities in four distinct realms: art, sex, drugs, and climate.

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‘One of the most electrifying writers at work in America today, among the sharpest and most supple thinkers of her generation’ OLIVIA LAING

What can freedom really mean?
In this invigorating, essential book, Maggie Nelson explores how we might think, experience or talk about the concept in ways that are responsive to our divided world. Drawing on pop culture, theory and the intimacies and plain exchanges of daily life, she follows freedom – with all its complexities – through four realms: art, sex, drugs and climate. On Freedom offers a bold new perspective on the challenging times in which we live.

‘Tremendously energising’ Guardian

‘This provocative meditation…shows Nelson at her most original and brilliant’ New York Times

‘Nelson is such a friend to her reader, such brilliant company… Exhilarating’ Literary Review

* A New York Times Notable Book *
* A Guardian and TLS ‘Books of 2021’ Pick *

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Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.5 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

304

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

323.44 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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