Pull and Push of Freedom: Maggie Nelson
Originally aired on October 28
Re-release November 30
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Award-winning American author Maggie Nelson challenges our concept of freedom in her thoughtful new work of criticism, On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint. Drawing on a vast range of material, from critical theory to pop culture and the plain exchanges of daily life, Nelson thoughtfully examines how the conditions of our day affect the ways in which we think, experience and talk about freedom. One of the leading literary thinkers of our time, Nelson discusses the four realms – art, sex, drugs and climate – by which freedom so powerfully rouses and repels us.
Interviewer: Jessica Johnson
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