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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (1): 239–250.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Oliver Simons Paul North’s The Yield: Kafka’s Atheological Reformation is one of the few books to have analyzed Kafka’s so-called Zürau Aphorisms , a collection of short texts from 1917–1918. North reads these notations as “reflections” in the tradition of ontological philosophy, “thoughts...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 255–278.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Yunte Huang Abstract Composed as a series of improvisations, this is a modular essay that examines, ponders, and responds to the radical poetics of Charles Bernstein's work from multiple perspectives, including dysraphism, aphorism, wit, and echopoetics. It also situates Bernstein in the long...
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boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 117–129.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Austin Carder Abstract Microliths They Are, Little Stones: Posthumous Prose (2020) represents the culmination of Pierre Joris's fifty‐year effort of translating the work of Paul Celan into English. The book contains a small library: aphorisms, fiction, dialogues and notes for dramatic works...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 29–38.
Published: 01 August 2022
... an alternative to systematic form,” which he found in aphorism, or “instant dialectic,” “fragmentary moments which bring something new into the world,” he imagined. The essence of the aphorism as fragmentary form is that “there isn't anything we can count on or accumulate.” No surplus, no stockpile. Nobby...
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boundary 2 (2011) 38 (1): 53–76.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., but is meant to be judged on its own merits rather than in terms of accuracy of representation of either source. 2. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, trans. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Ran- dom House, 1966), aphorism 259. Ci / China and the Question of Freedom 55...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 14.
Published: 01 February 2002
... Authors in Finland. 16 boundary 2 / Spring 2002 artists from all over Scandinavia, some of whom regularly visited him in his basement. Björling’s debut, Vilande dag (Resting day), a book of prose poems and aphorisms, was published in 1922. He published another twenty books of poetry...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (1): 15–24.
Published: 01 February 2002
...), a book of prose poems and aphorisms, was published in 1922. He published another twenty books of poetry, the last one, Du går de ord (You go the words), in 1955. At one point, in the late twenties, he labeled his poetry ‘‘Universalistic Dada- Individualism and from the early thirties elaborated...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 107–112.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., which allow Bernstein to juxtapose and yet combine very heterogeneous elements, Angriff der Schwierigen Gedichte attacks the reader with a steady stream of neo-Dadaist sound poems, aleatory excursions, beautiful aphorisms, and even lyrical voices of care, gender politics, and explicit social criticism...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 279–297.
Published: 01 November 2021
... in a broken or pidgin Latin that some of his students called ‘barbaric.’ The only records we have of his writing are the Latin transcriptions made by these notoriously unreliable and sometimes hostile students” (116). The poem itself comprises forty single-line Latin aphorisms with Bernstein's “translations...
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boundary 2 (2018) 45 (2): 87–109.
Published: 01 May 2018
... kam]. Now there is nothing to support them on their ‘untrammeled, happy journey’” (Benjamin 1999b: 815 / 1977: 2:437, my emphasis).9 With the formulation “‘untrammeled, happy journey’ [‘leere fröhliche Fahrt Benjamin is quoting from an aphorism by Kafka that is not obvi- ously connected...
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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 197–217.
Published: 01 August 2017
....              Refurbishment is just around the hospital coroner.                  If bald bring hat; if not, ignore this sentence but be sure to complete the rest of the lines in the poem before going on to part four. (Bernstein 2006: 44–45) As do fragments and aphorisms...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 31–49.
Published: 01 February 2003
...- tedly, it is hard to be dull when choosing aphorisms from this source—and y 2 / 30:1 / sheet 46 of 224 the brief headings he gives his fragments speak already to his sense of how Marx might work for him. ‘‘On the doctrine of revolutions...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 119–151.
Published: 01 May 2020
... to the text that concludes the aphorisms of One- Way Street, titled To the Planetarium a painfully ironic title. Benjamin suggests that the technological splendor of the modern imaginary has pro- duced the first cosmic experience of planetarity, whose horrific culmina- tion at the time was the aptly named...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 213–220.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., it is a mosaic of citations, ranging from Nietzsche to Burckhardt, Weil, Leibniz, Céline, Malebranche, Benjamin, Brasillach, and Vassiltchikov. Moreover, Calasso proceeds according to a modality that moves from polyphony to aphorism with an unusual rich- ness of nuance and often with violent chiaroscuro as well...
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boundary 2 (2016) 43 (3): 253–286.
Published: 01 August 2016
... useless racket about direct trans- lation, accuracy, elegance, fluency, aphorism, and all the professional’s stock-­in-­trade. To both men, and particularly Qu Qiubai, whose career as a revolutionary had required him to translate Russian into Chinese and Chinese into Russian on a daily basis...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (4): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2020
... a controlling matrix of authoritative values and systems (Fletcher 1964: 338) the word daemon indeed coming from a root mean- ing to divide or distribute. The daemon is also a form of fate, a demon of human character the Greek word daímon itself can mean fate, or destiny, as in Heraclitus s aphorism êthos...
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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (3): 235–246.
Published: 01 August 2002
... chews, savors, clears his throat as if he were giving a talk: ‘‘The two enemies do not go beyond willful thought, the subjective intentionality of Madame Bovary. Both sides offer a teleology full of ahistorical aphorisms...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 63–76.
Published: 01 August 2009
... authors’ variously referring lines deliver us into, and out of, the purchasable lull and narcissistic presentism of ambiance. In spite of their own aphorisms, these texts countervail such lull with the weather of where and when we are—immersing and alarming by turns. Unlike the anodyne atmospheres...
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boundary 2 (2003) 30 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 February 2003
... in the literary or critical fragment, the aphorism, and like modes of expression is here combined with an unprecedented mass of extracted quotations. Organized as an extensive set of folios or ‘‘convolutes’’ Tseng 2003.2.27 07:19...
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boundary 2 (2021) 48 (4): 113–127.
Published: 01 November 2021
... they perform as aphorisms, are by Bernstein himself, playing once again with the idea of being scattered in the collective subject. Thus, in order to effectively refer to copyright in “The Lives of Toll Takers,” he plagiarizes without warning a verse from his own “Dysraphism” with a democratizing twist: “steal...