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Bluets (Paperback)

$14.00
ISBN-13: 9781933517407
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wave Books, 10/2009

Maggie Nelson examines not only the color blue, but the ways in which she is attracted to, if not desiring and lustful of, blue. In order to better understand her desire for blue, she examines her other desires: for an ex-lover, whom she calls the prince of blue, for sex, for writing, for drinking. She falls in love with blue. She tries to make blue the answer to her loneliness. She studies the history of blue, the linguistics, the way philosophers have been obsessed by it and how the average adult will favor it. Perhaps it's a universal desire, the way we sing the blues and feel blue. The way we are lonely too. This is a brief book but monstrously expansive and heartfelt. 

Katherine (Ravenna)


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    If you think you know Mother Goose, think again. In addition to some of the usual Mother Goose rhymes included in every collection, Petra Mathers has found and illustrated many wonderful rhymes you haven't heard before. You will find "Little Miss Muffet," of course, but also the delightful tongue twister "Betty Botter Bought Some Butter," as well as some other darker ryhmes that have been dropped from recent collections. Mather's illustrations alone are worth the price of the book; whimsical, cheery and always enhancing the text. This book is a treasure for the whole family. - Michael


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