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Published: 16 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386285-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8628-5
Published: 03 January 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822387947-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8794-7
Published: 19 July 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388586-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8858-6
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By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-038
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
...Landscape 38 Giant (1956) and Paris, Texas (1984): two movies filmed in and around Marfa and Big Bend National Park. Stretched out in the living room, J and Elvis and I watch both movies, me hoping to summon again the bodily sensation of being in that landscape. Katie and I stayed in the Hotel...
Published: 24 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373032-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7303-2
... and military preparedness. It traces the patriarchal, antidemocratic implications of the New Life Movement’s social perspective, which was that of officers and managers who wanted people to act like soldiers in a national army or cogs in a giant social machine. This chapter further investigates how...
Book Chapter

By Lesley Stern
Published: 10 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012290-072
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1229-0
... around the swimming pool. A giant tortoise ambles slowly across the desert, a decapitated bloody human head strapped to its body. When it reaches a group of dea agents it explodes. Hank explains that this was the Mexican drug cartel s way of sending a message: The head belonged to a snitch named Tortuga...
Published: 01 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007081-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0708-1
... oyster shells. tell them about wampum and waiting. tell them about the salted dirt within you. tell them how we found each other again. tell them about the shells. tell them about the giant turtle shells. tell them about the soup we made in shells when we needed armor. tell them why we needed armor and...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
..., eleven inches but she seemed like a giant with that pearl- handled Saturday night special. Her boyfriend had a big Afro and a long switchblade just like Daddy Cool. I was in awe. The crowd backed away, then dispersed. The girls stopped fighting. My grandmoms was in a seething rage. You better go get my...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
..., then later to Vishnu and Shiva. But he is still recognized as the god of the western Ocean (while the eastern Ocean has become associated with the Ganges River) and is a symbol of strength and courage. In the rich iconography of Hinduism, Varuna often has four arms, rides on a giant sea monster called...
Published: 17 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007456-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0745-6
... Apsu, who commanded fresh water, and the goddess Tiamat, who commanded seawater. The other tablets relate how other gods came into being from these two, preeminent among them Marduk, who led the second generation of deities in a bloody revolt against the first. Using a giant net, Marduk caught Tiamat...
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By Lynden Harris
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021421-071
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2142-1
... I stopped talking did his nibbling and whis kers come to a complete halt. My favorite thing to do was rub peanuts on the tips of my fin gers. He would lightly grab a fingertip with his teeth and tug and pull with all his might in hopes of taking this giant morsel to his secret hiding place. When he...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478003410-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0341-0
... TO MAKE OF THIS DRAWING: DID SPERM HAVE EYEBALLS, A MOUTH, ARMS? I KNEW WHAT A SPERM WHALE WAS AND THAT THEY WERE LARGE SO I THOUGHT THIS WHISTLING SPERM MUST ALSO BE LARGE. AND SINCE IT WAS KIND OF FLESH COLORED, I THOUGHT IT MUST BE LIKE AN ORGAN THAT LIVED INSIDE OF ME. THE FIRST WAS OF A GIANT...
Published: 24 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1246-7
... Conus gloriamaris 22 Loebb ecke s murex Murex loebbecki 23 Golden cowrie Cypraea aurantium 24 Red coral Corallium rubrum 25 Fluted giant clam Tridacna squamosa 26 Peruvian swallowtail Papilio androgeos 27 Queen Alexandra birdwing Ornithoptera alexandrae 28 Jamaican swallowtail Papilio homeres Fabricius...
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By Andrew Alan Johnson
Published: 07 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012351-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1235-1
... logging, 47, 60 lordship, 32, 131 33, 140 44, 160 lottery 3, 105, 124 27, 156, 163 Lovecraft, H. P., 16 19, 163, 172n15 magic, 12, 93, 97, 105 materiality, 2, 8 9, 71 98, 159, 167; river features (see landscape) maybe, 10, 13 14, 107, 124, 161 Mekong giant catfish. See fish: beuk; Pangasianodon gigas...
Published: 06 December 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007135-086
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0713-5
.... . . . People in official institutions devoutly believe they hold the power that matters, though the power we grant them can often be taken back; the vio- lence commanded by governments and militaries often fails, and nonviolent direct- action campaigns often succeed. The sleeping giant is one name for the...
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By Alan Klima
Published: 15 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007111-014
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0711-1
... plant was built. Just as everything in our sick, assaulted village was about to crumble, the Thai State, in cooperation with the international lending and develop- ment community, pumped giant sums of money into the area. And just as the jow paw were set to get their hands on everything we had, our...
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By Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Published: 26 February 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021346-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2134-6
... village in the Alps. When Gramma arrived, Buffalo was a majestic cultured city for the white and wealthy. Presidents lived there. Niagara Falls powered giant hydroelectric machines, trans- forming the young metrop- olis into the City of Light. All around, immigrants worked in giant factories and mills...
Published: 23 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021391-149
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2139-1
... satanic con- cert of sorts in a rec ord shop. Dream Notes offered a running diary through de cades of his night imagination: I danced with a giant yellowish- brown Great Dane as a child such a dog had been of great importance in my life. He walked on his hind legs and wore eve ning dress. I submitted...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012160-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1216-0
... said, as a necessary bridge to keep the exhibitor going until the next big one. 12 Offering a vivid illustration of the popu lar film land- scape of the 1950s, he put it, We ve been sandwiched between Giant and 10 Commandments and we re following Cinerama in Oklahoma City. 13 He saw the...
Published: 08 May 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0224-6
... Lawrence, Uphold Your Men, n.d. 149 Figure 8.14 Wadsworth Jarrell, Boss Couple, 1970 150 Figure 8.15 Wadsworth Jarrell, Homage to a Giant, 1970 151 Figure 8.16 Wadsworth Jarrell, Cool Ade Lester, 1970 152 Figure 8.17 Gerald Williams, Malcolm, 1970 154 Figure 8.18 Gerald Williams, Nationtime, 1969 155...