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boundary 2 (1 May 2010) 37 (2): 69.
Published: 01 May 2010
... in the early 1990s. I’d been keeping a file on the topic since I was at the University of Minnesota Press and had begun trying to plan a new literary history of America. I used to visit Tony every year at King’s College, Cambridge, and he gave me the essay after we’d discussed the idea of a...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 125–132.
Published: 01 August 2001
..., you know where I’d keep her? In the bread box, that’s where. A daughter’d do fine in the bread box. A son I’d keep in the toaster. He’d have to learn to hold his temper living so close to hot coils all his growing up life. And his bread wouldn’t be soft like a daughter’s bread; it’d...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 77–78.
Published: 01 November 2015
... passing through that, comfortable—if as anticipated—as its own boat. Unchanging, I am really any animal. That is, I identify with them who have hunting enemies and with the enemies that flay them as well. And were you really to ask, I’d reply that there’s nothing ahead but more of the...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 22–26.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., 3156265 © 2015 by Belladonna* Collaborative by 2015 ­ 3156265 © —when she Tonya Foster Tonya “In/Somniloquies” from in A Swarm of Bees High Court     Her mother: I’d to miss sex you     hate...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2001) 28 (1): 113–115.
Published: 01 February 2001
..., crossed over to a seated monk. One of his eyes—they’d taken, skin puckered shut over the socket. I’d cut the Dalai Lama from the page of a book. He slid the picture into the folds of his yellow and dried-red robe. Outside the Jokhang temple, prayer...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 91–92.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... The Devil      was burning my death certificate. But when I asked what I’d died         of, he looked both ways, crossed himself, and began to pray. boundary 2 42:4 (2015) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­3155722 © 2015 by Lauren Russell 92 boundary 2 / November 2015 Interstate The proprietor...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2017) 44 (3): 17–57.
Published: 01 August 2017
... us together was more an aversion to a set of commonly accepted poetic ploys than a set of stylistic dictates of our own. But I’d argue that aversion is defining in poetics and does carry with it a set of preferences and procedures, includ- ing a preference for heterogeneous forms and for the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 93–122.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., you should hear this guy,” Howard crooned. “He plays alto and sounds just like Johnny Hodges! His name is John Coltrane.” I’d never heard such a strange last name, but it didn’t matter. At that time, Johnny Hodges was the barome- ter for alto saxophonists in jazz. “How old is this fellow?” I...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2014
... anything, it gave you standing. SC: On the question about universities, you are absolutely right. I first began writing about universities a long time ago, but I had no idea until recently that the things I’d write would acquire this extraordinary kind of cir- culation, and I have therefore been...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 151–167.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., and understanding things literally. When I read John Milton at the age of twenty-­one, the experience shocked me. It was my first effective introduction to a way of living that many of my compa- triots took for granted, but it was news to me. Reading Paradise Lost was 1. After I’d written...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2015) 42 (1): 19–41.
Published: 01 February 2015
... was sure of myself, sure about everything, far surer than he; sure of my present life and of the death that was coming. That, no doubt, was all I had; but at least that certainty was something I could get my teeth into—just­ as it had got its teeth into me. I’d been right, I was still right...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2000) 27 (1): 217–221.
Published: 01 February 2000
... if he can, but I’d prefer to persuade our readers that the task of judging and justifying truth-claims, of establishing ‘‘guidelines of evidence and interpre- tation’’ (198), cannot be so easily separated, even for heuristic purposes...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2002) 29 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 February 2002
... chords, my sense of disper- sal was strong: Where was that march for which I’d come? Shortly after a woman, dressed in magnificent mourning weeds, handed me a black cot- ton, gold-rimmed, handmade handkerchief, inscribed ‘‘Democracy Is Dead, Election 2000 we turned a corner, aiming to walk around the...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2010) 37 (3): 57–68.
Published: 01 August 2010
... poet’s needs and expectations. When I first spoke to the series editor, I asked if I’d need anything beyond my copy of Liddell and Scott’s Greek Lexicon and my old copy of Tutti I Verbi Graeci. I was told no, boundary 2 37:3 (2010) DOI 10.1215/01903659-2010-016 © 2010 by Duke University Press 58...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 May 2003
... identity to which he has ever been compliantly ‘‘subject I took a bite, finding it as sweet and hot as any I’d ever had, and was overcome with such a surge of homesickness that I turned away to keep my control. I walked along, munching the yam, just as suddenly overcome by an...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2005) 32 (3): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2005
..., Miriam Bratu Hansen, Sianne Ngai, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Steven Meyer, Peter de Bolla, Miguel Tamen, Bill Brown, and John McDowell.6 It is, in fact, I’d caution Michaels, a little late in the game for preemptive strikes or setting up any sort of Star from the depths of being to intercept...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2015) 42 (3): 63–77.
Published: 01 August 2015
... their encouragement to write this piece. I’d also like to thank Chris Nelson for his careful comments on earlier drafts of this essay. 1. Mladen Dolar, A Voice and Nothing More (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006); and Wal- boundary 2 42:3 (2015) DOI 10.1215/01903659-­2919504 © 2015 by Duke University...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
... 2013 The dictates of these two ethical traditions, though, are perhaps not always so opposed. The intuitionist tradition, remember, does not prize pas- sivity over action; rather, it prizes a tacit consensus over stark individualism. I’d like to close with the suggestion that this...
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boundary 2 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 104–110.
Published: 01 November 2015
... volatile. But somehow I knew one had to overcome their appearance. And so it’s the reason I start with them: first mine and then the other family mem- bers because when I get into them they seem to multiply, and I’d rather start small. My life was riddled with little embarrassments that can be...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 3–32.
Published: 01 May 2012
... milestone—I mean, I’d personally prefer a Nobel Prize in Litera- ture myself, having at thirteen years of age ambitions to become a presi- dent of the United States myself, so in my own imagination I’ve already been there and done that. But I would regard it as an important milestone, and so for that...