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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (3): 536.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Oren Harman Rublack Ulinka , The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler's Fight for His Mother . ( Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2015 ), 359 pp. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 308–317.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Belle Randall bellerandall@prosody.org Copyright © 2022 by Belle Randall 2022 Black Eyes say Love me or I kill you, Blue eyes say Love me or I die. My mother used to recite these lines for my entertainment when I was seven or eight, quoting some obscure source...
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Common Knowledge (2017) 23 (2): 207–224.
Published: 01 April 2017
... The Marriage of Figaro to The Guilty Mother— is seen as an attempt to bypass not only the conventional opposition of comedy and tragedy but also the even more fundamental polarity of epic and dramatic through the infusion of elements of the new bourgeois novel into works for the theater. Roles and situations...
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Common Knowledge (2015) 21 (2): 253–269.
Published: 01 April 2015
... agents of murder victims; their responsibility, in predemocratic Greece, before the invention of law courts, was to punish murderers. The defendant is Orestes, who has killed his mother but argues that, since she had killed his father, he was acting justly. The judges consist of eleven Athenian citizen...
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Common Knowledge (2016) 22 (2): 171–177.
Published: 01 May 2016
... and sharpen personal and contemporary memories. Using autobiographical reminiscences of her mother's Virginia girlhood a hundred years ago and of her own encounters with that Southern past, she considers how the story of two lost or destroyed objects—a photograph of a house and a portrait of a Southern beauty...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 January 2020
...- not be explained any more than a Zen koan can. The Availability of Cavell When I was twenty, I took two philosophy courses at Berkeley, both taught by Stanley Cavell. I had known him, by then, for some fteen years. He and my C O M M O N K N O W L E D G E 2 mother met in Berkeley at the end of World War II. She...
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Common Knowledge (2022) 28 (2): 318–325.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Belle Randall bellerandall@prosody.org Copyright © 2022 by Belle Randall 2022 Letter on the Eve of an Elopement for S. C. How often do we need reminding My mother's skin was smooth as eggshell once. My mother's hair was red, like mine, and long, And “I Know Where...
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Common Knowledge (2011) 17 (3): 573–580.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Belle Randall © 2011 by Duke University Press 2011 not for sale Poetry and Fiction THE ASSUMPTION Belle Randall My mother had wanted to try LSD ever since way back in the fifties when she read an article by Cary...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2003
... differences in basic assumptions. Then came Jesus as Mother, a series of essays, the best known of which focused on the use of maternal and female images in the religious writing of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries done by both women and men...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (1): 68–133.
Published: 01 January 2014
..., “that’s how onthe Sheslept. wouldkneel my parents She mewould readto while months. onehe day wouldexplain. that said father, notwhen shelistening, was “Don’t scoldto curiosity. my nosy,”so used be My mother shewouldsay. But my Were wekilled? family? been her family more.all Had know...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (1): 29–36.
Published: 01 January 2003
... Patrick wrote about in his declining years was hope. Hope is to be discerned in my mother’s terse comments in her diary, even if it is a peculiar form of that necessary virtue, for the concept of hope, philo- sophical or otherwise...
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Common Knowledge (2014) 20 (2): 273–287.
Published: 01 April 2014
..., into flowedI don’t it. that rivers rememberwas whether it of little ramification word the across Icame America, South in honeymoon his during mother sent his to father my letters the day,One rereading Iwas as , the only thing I could read was read was I could thing only...
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Common Knowledge (2009) 15 (2): 224–228.
Published: 01 April 2009
...; his words at the council fire did not blow away with the winds. The sandals squeaked but, despite all the Island dust, their sheen — as it were — remained. We gathered chestnuts in the fall. My mother’s father died before I was born. Of Spanish...
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Common Knowledge (2010) 16 (2): 298–302.
Published: 01 April 2010
.... are Touchett) Mrs. of thatweknow little (not to speak of my mother, whose elliptical use of telecommunications exactly matches the Uncle Touchett’s of Gardencourt, outin front house. The country charactersthemselves thesame time ofday asin thenovel, and theocean substituted for theEnglish lawn laid...
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Common Knowledge (2006) 12 (1): 127–133.
Published: 01 January 2006
... directly overhead onto the square before the mortuary, it was dreadfully hot; my mother stuck it surprisingly well, she didn’t cry. Or rather not surprising: in general, she surprisingly sticks out more or less everything. I had just arrived, the previous evening, the Russians having transferred my...
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Common Knowledge (2004) 10 (3): 551–564.
Published: 01 August 2004
... “I am third-generation American, if you please! But I have invited you here not to answer your questions but so you may confirm a hunk for me.” “A hunk?” “You want cocoa, yes? And what stupid ass left the burner on! Mother of God. It couldn’t have...
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Common Knowledge (2021) 27 (1): 127–158.
Published: 01 January 2021
... functions on one side of the pillar, but at night the feat was often difficult to achieve. Blackened feces encircled the entire base of the pillar. The stylite was not popular enough for his suppli- cants to carry the turds away as relics. His mother lifted her stole and approached the pillar, avoiding...
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Common Knowledge (2003) 9 (3): 363–393.
Published: 01 August 2003
... that, as early as the 1920s, had put up so little resistance to the Nazi ethos. Take the case of my art historian uncle Otto Kurz, married to my mother’s sister Hilde. Kurz, as his lifelong colleague Ernst Gombrich relates in a mov- 1. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...
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Common Knowledge (2008) 14 (3): 374–379.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the circle of friends and colleagues. and friends of the circle in 1936.herin stories itherfrom arrest before herto shortly relateI remember itas Ever since I was a child, I frequently heard my mother describe something that happened 191 what I remember of what he told us. whatof hetold what...
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Common Knowledge (2020) 26 (1): 12–38.
Published: 01 January 2020
... to as the descriptive unconscious (in contrast to the repressed unconscious24 Bollas writes of the descriptive unconscious as the source of our sense of being and holds that the articulation and expansion of this sense is a direct effect of the mother/infant relationship. But where does the descriptive A ss...