The Argonauts (Graywolf Press) is a work of "auto-theory" in which theory is put to the test against life experience. Maggie Nelson's experience is with a partner of "fluid gender." We are offered a syllabus of radical works about gender. And a warning: all theories, like the genders they describe, are fluid.
Read an excerpt from The Argonauts.
Maggie Nelson, author, cultural critic and poet