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Olivia Laing on Everybody with Maggie Nelson

May 6, 2021

Analyzing some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century through the lens of psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, author Olivia Laing explores gay rights and sexual liberation, feminism, and the civil rights revolution as it relates to bodily rights in her newest book Everybody: A Book About Freedom. To discuss her life and latest work, Laing was joined by MacArthur fellow Maggie Nelson (The Argonauts, The Art of Cruelty). They discussed freedom and the celebration of the ways that bodies can resist oppression and reshape the world.