‘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 *