A review by lilysendroff
The Argonauts, by Maggie Nelson
challenging emotional reflective medium-paced
Combination of theory and memoir, muddies the binary of transgressive and normative through reflections on queerness, motherhood, pregnancy, and family.
Graphic: Terminal illness, Pregnancy, Sexual content, Death of parent, Cultural appropriation, and Stalking
Moderate: Addiction and Sexism
Frequent mentions of Buddhism, reference to a theorist who makes questionable claims about being pregnant with mixed children as a white woman, and naming their child with a Native American name are all aspects of the books that entirely fail to interrogate the role whiteness, which is both jarring and disappointing.