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Published: 01 January 1995
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397212-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9721-2
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... A brief essay that takes a line from a poem by the Hindi writer Alokdhanwa to present in the portrait of a bathroom the reality of the inequality of nations. Alokdhanwa’s line is juxtaposed here with a line by John Cheever about bathrooms—the essay finding meaning, literary and otherwise, in...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-053
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
...Ev er y Da y I W rit e th e Bo ok · Am ita va K um ar Sugared Violets Another seeming negation of style. John Cheever in his journals made a note about Nabokov and his sugared violets : The house I was raised in had its charms, but my father hung his underwear from a nail he had driven into the...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... smile when her dog leaped into the water fountain in the park. An hour from my home mofussil station in Poughkeepsie, I pass the Sing Sing prison. John Cheever taught there. I see the shining rows of barbed wire atop the prison’s surrounding walls and think of Cheever’s tortured art. He used...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-068
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... supposed to serve as inspiration for her macabre writing. Maya Angelou could work only in hotel or motel rooms. Truman Capote couldn t begin or end any- thing on a Friday. Igor Stravinsky performed headstands when he needed a break, and Saul Bellow did thirty push- ups. For the work to go on, John Cheever...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-085
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... Changing My Mind (Smith), 56 Cheever, John, 112 Chris tian ity, 18 Chronicle of Higher Education, 15, 170 Citizen (Rankine), 24, 213n5 In de x code, 58 59 cofee, 150 Cole, Teju, 138 40, 190 95 collaboration, 190 91, 229n5 college campuses, 172 75, 227n1. See also campus criticism Commandments (Miller...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... smile when her dog leaped into the water fountain in the park. An hour from my home mofussil station in Poughkeepsie, I pass the Sing Sing prison. John Cheever taught there. I see the shining rows of barbed wire atop the prison’s surrounding walls and think of Cheever’s tortured art. He used...
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By Nathan Snaza
Published: 16 August 2019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0562-9
... studies, all of my thinking about these matters has been shaped by my friends and comrades in that field. First and foremost, I want to thank my closest collaborators and coeditors: Jenny Sandlin, Debbie Sonu, Stephanie Springgay, Aparna Mishra Tarc, Sarah E. Truman, John Weaver, and Zofia Zaliwska. I ve...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-027
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... Chaudhuri, Amit, 94 blogging, 56 Cheever, John, 30–31, 129 Bloom, Claire, 21 Chekhov, Anton, 82, 93, 164 The Blue Bedspread (Raj Kamal Jha), 7, 8 Chennai, India, 59; Internet cafes, 80 Bolaño, Roberto, 163 Chhattisgarh, 47...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... Another seeming negation of style. John Cheever in his journals made a note about Nabokov and his sugared violets : The house I was raised in had its charms, but my father hung his underwear from a nail he had driven into the back of the bathroom door, and while I know something about the Riviera I am...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007197-084
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
..., 2016Alexis Pauline Gumbs, M­ArchiveAfter­ the­End­of­the­World (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2018). 30. Cathy N. Davidson, The­New­Education:­How­to­Revolutionize­the­University­to­ Prepare­Students­for­a­World­in­Flux (New York: Basic, 2017). No te s Notes · Part VI: Style 1. John Cheever...
Published: 06 November 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012818-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1281-8
... peoples of the Pacific, as well. Whales were repositories of spiritual power for some Northern peoples who hunted them, and ancestors and spiritual guides within some accounts of Polynesian settlement. Once From Henry T. Cheever, The Whale and His Captors; or, The Whaleman s Adventures (Boston: Lathrop...
Published: 01 January 2000
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377641-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7764-1
... Commercial popularizations of Sigmund Freud in the early decades of the century empha• sized the urgency of the sexual instinct, and this sense of a voracious drive for gratification linked itself naturally to the allures and promises of consumer culture. As John D'Emilio and Estelle B. Freedman...
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 13 March 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0719-7
... break, and Saul Bellow did thirty push- ups. For the work to go on, John Cheever required erotic release. These examples appear to us as oddities, but what needs to be stressed is the importance of ritual in the creation of work. I tell my students that they must write every day and walk every day...
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... Yet John- son s optimism was Edison s research plan. Although the Edison /Volta collaboration never materialized, the new Edison phonograph did a few months later. Like Tainter s graphophone, it used a wax cylinder and re- corded by engraving instead of indenting. Male Birth and Baby Machines While...
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By Jonathan Sterne
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
... back to the Gospel of John and the writings of Saint Augustine. These Christian ideas about speech and hearing can in turn be traced back to Plato s dis- cussion of speech and writing in the Phaedrus.39 The hearing-spirit /sight- letter framework finds its most coherent contemporary statement in the...