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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (3): 205–228.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Marjorie Perloff This essay studies the particular conjunction of documentation (“hard facts”) and highly wrought lyric verse and prose in Susan Howe's book The Midnight , a collage text consisting of historical extracts, archival fragments, biographical information, photographs, drawings, cited...
boundary 2 (2023) 50 (2): 93–132.
Published: 01 May 2023
... to a biographical project in writing that went beyond documented facts in the artful creation of a narrative of a life imagined—though disciplined by the documented facts—in as much fullness as can be made credible as a reconstruction that captures the realities and complexities of a life lived. That Stewart's...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 1–38.
Published: 01 August 2013
.... It is presented as an entirely contingent, biographical fact, with no common measure with regard to his refusal to join the caste of professors, as contingent, at bottom, as the fact of getting married or divorced. There is, willingly, therefore, a rupture of logic. One would, indeed, need a mad logic...
boundary 2 (2011) 38 (2): 189–206.
Published: 01 May 2011
... that association, questioning the larger issue of the conflation of charac- ter and identity (inflected by behavior) by which contemporary understand- ings of “lifestyle” make sense. I start with a biographical detour, an ethical, experiential singularity from the life story of Immanuel Kant. It’s...
boundary 2 (2016) 43 (4): 147–153.
Published: 01 November 2016
... and the dimension of realization and justification that the prob- lem of the unity of a human existence raises. A biography presents life from beginning to end, and thereby examines what it is to present it as a whole. Attempts to transcend the strict biographical account toward a judgment of the unity...
boundary 2 (2011) 38 (3): 165–215.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... Collier’s biographical search for signs of debilitating self-doubt and worse in his subject’s life is (at best) a fool’s errand, a skewed (in fact, cruel) ambition. At worst, it indicates a poverty of empathy or covert malice. Arm- strong was a buoyant man all across his seventy years, never more...
boundary 2 (2015) 42 (1): 43–65.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of a nonhumanist humanist? How is Said identifying America in his phrase “American humanist”? Is it just a coincidental biographical fact that he is an American, or is he choosing America as the opportune site for the non- humanist practice of humanism, a de-struction of humanism, as Spanos might have...
boundary 2 (2021) 48 (2): 177–203.
Published: 01 May 2021
... that interrogation might lead us to rethink the more customary modes of his assimilation into the Greek national and European literary spheres and histories. Given the well-known biographical facts of his life—born in Alexandria, Egypt, he lived there for much of his life, but also, during his childhood and young...
boundary 2 (2013) 40 (3): 59–86.
Published: 01 August 2013
... them, he could barely func- dic narrative who happens to be afraid of flying is striking, but making too much of this biographical fact risks occluding that Wallace emphasized the systemic and institutional grounds of his failed global vision. 64. Mark McGurl, The Program Era: Postwar Fiction...
boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 71–89.
Published: 01 May 2020
... wealthy men, a collective biographical fact of their class reinforces the idea that the dream shared by Anna and Vronsky is in fact much more widely shared. You can call it a collective dream, but why not go all the way and call it a class dream? This is only a hypothesis, but there is further evidence...
boundary 2 (2000) 27 (2): 21–44.
Published: 01 May 2000
... of lengthy studies on Irish ﬁlm production may suggest that an Irish cinema did not exist, in fact, as documented by recent criticism, commercial ﬁlms, 4. Byrne, Power in the Eye, 200. 5. According to Louisa Burns-Bisogno, Censoring...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (1): 47–59.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... There were good reasons in many Latin American countries to suppose that armed struggle might be a viable, or in some cases even a necessary, strategy. For awhile, the international conjuncture of forces in fact favored armed struggle. Much has been made of the limitations of the cultural politics...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 February 2014
..., biographical and philosophical, with Mamardashvili might shed a different light on the Eastern side of this theoretical deviation and reveal the complex and ambiguous nature of the very division it presup- poses between humanism and antihumanism. Althusser is sufficiently well known both East...
boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 3–15.
Published: 01 August 2017
... . 1970 . “Poetics.” In Criticism: The Major Texts , enlarged ed. , edited by Bate Walter Jackson , 13 – 39 . Translated by Butcher S. H. . New York : Harcourt Brace . Blackmur R. P. (1937) 1986 . “Emily Dickinson: Notes on Fact and Prejudice.” In Selected Essays of R. P...
boundary 2 (2023) 50 (4): 145–169.
Published: 01 November 2023
...-historical methods through the examination of individual biographical facts; rather, he sought to refer both experiences and works back to the formative power of his individual “daemon” and to exhibit thereby the inner unity of his “entire Gestalt.” Schmalenbach ( 1921 : v) invites this comparison...
boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 85–101.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and true documents par excellence [wahre Dokumente par excellence] (Sebald 2011: 168), seem to authenticate both themselves and the fact that the referents of this illustrated text actually existed (Barthes 1981: 77). In lieu of sublimating German Jewish history in the fictional form of a Roman...
boundary 2 (2010) 37 (3): 101–122.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., uttered in another context, that “we do not see what is burning, for the flame blinds us to the fact that 5. Shoshana Felman, “Turning the Screw of Interpretation,” in Literature and Psycho- analysis: The Question of Reading, Otherwise, ed. Shoshana Felman (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins...
boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 27–54.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... These biographical details are gleaned from D. T. Max, Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace (New York: Viking, 2012); Wallace is quoted in David Lipsky, Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip with David Foster Wallace (New York: Broadway, 2010), 14...
boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... elucidation of the “death of the novel,” and what it could pos- sibly mean if it were true as something more than a feature of gossip or lamentation. If we consent to speak of the novel as dead, three possible expla- nations of the fact spring at once to mind. The first is simply...
boundary 2 (2020) 47 (3): 133–163.
Published: 01 August 2020
... as a mise en abyme of characterological fictions and not biographical facts. Following in the footsteps of the source text, the film s framing narrative consists of the narrator s recollections of their repeated encounters, which consist almost entirely of Austerlitz s recollections of his autobiographical...