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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 532–551.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ways of being associated with them, it seems unlikely that a narrative would be written or read by a practitioner of “ideal indifference” or by anyone averse on principle to initiative. But Gilbert White's text of 1789, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne comes as close to being a quietist...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2013) 19 (1): 40–50.
Published: 01 January 2013
.... Successive presidents of the American Historical Association such as Andrew Dickson White, Carl Becker, Charles Beard, and William McNeill admitted that writing history is a desperate attempt at pattern recognition in a fuzzy discipline. Pattern recognition is a tool, valuable as a stage in historical...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 193–207.
Published: 01 April 2012
... Mad Love — which Czechs know better as Letohrádek Hvězda at Bílá hora, the White Mountain — as a signifier whose wanderings, over the period, encapsulate the mutual myths and misunderstandings that were constitutive of this most poignant of surrealist love affairs. The essay ends by suggesting that...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2004) 10 (2): 347–351.
Published: 01 April 2004
... behind it. Bare-chested young man taking black and white photos of man in blue shirt standing in 4th floor window, bedroom wall through which techno beat continues. The short- haired girl in red jacket thinking color isn’t only emotional, woman in the chartreuse shirt under brown sweater noting...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2013) 19 (3): 518–529.
Published: 01 August 2013
... leaders such as W. E. B. Du Bois, John Hope, and Walter White. She asked for exhaustive genealogies, with estimates of blood proportions —  Negro, white, Indian — for each ancestor. She provided a detailed questionnaire about their physical features, from eye and...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2014) 20 (3): 562–563.
Published: 01 August 2014
... their wide iron rakes and shape the white rubble into parallel waves so it was no longer simply an idea but a true embodiment of a paradisal perfection which is like a representation of the restless western sea and Common Knowledge 20:3 DOI 10.1215/0961754X-2732736...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 367–403.
Published: 01 August 2010
... ” is itself aof part what it signifies; it belongs this pure,to white “ether”that...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2004) 10 (3): 565–566.
Published: 01 August 2004
... under it. Am I myself perhaps some kind of reader? For you, the Lazyboy. Just lean back And press the lever. There! Can I bring you something? Pepsi-Cola, bologna on white? Oh I forgot, you’ve been to college. My...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2006) 12 (3): 508–515.
Published: 01 August 2006
... To the left, the road to the harbor. It’s not the inhabitants that matter, so much as the topographical features. The walk to the reformed church, red and white surveyors’ poles constitute the idea of God. The way the road bends at a zoological...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 301–303.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ture, mercury- ture, furni white walls, glass view. Thick agarden has windows ofOne the pearance. her disap with connection in man the with touch in notare is dead and sister the suspect police The observation. under now holding are detectives that villa dead?not mad...
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Common Knowledge (1 May 2016) 22 (2): 304–305.
Published: 01 May 2016
... outmoded style: a plaid skirt that hung below her knees, white anklets, saddle shoes, and a blouse so blazingly white it was hard to see. Her black hair fell for- ward, hiding her face, but I knew she was Asian. Thinking it best to ignore her, I moved into the...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2006) 12 (1): 93–95.
Published: 01 January 2006
... the church and club existed outside coastal enclaves in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? The following sentence from my article contains my only reference to the “tyranny of the church and the club”: These men—the white Mughals of Dalrymple’s title—were probably happy to escape...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 410–431.
Published: 01 August 2005
... fi nding himself called upon to inquire toinquire upon called himself nding White Man Got No Dreaming: Essays, 1938–73 Essays, Dreaming: No Got Man...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2005) 11 (3): 432–444.
Published: 01 August 2005
...-child.” itself Man’s devote and burden” “White upthe totake Philippines, the invaded world.” modern the “made ing hav- with empire British the credits Ferguson Niall historian British respected Power Global for theWorld Lessons and ofthe Order British Demise and The Rise...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2012) 18 (2): 325–347.
Published: 01 April 2012
... possumhaw, slippery elm, a130 elm, slippery possumhaw, hickory, shellbark oak, bur girdled dragon’s  as teeth thick stumps fern, resurrection the deepunderstory, their without lost kneed, upbrown back orcoming white cut- stumps, &sweetgum chestnut swamp in sown unfurrowed...
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Common Knowledge (1 September 2016) 22 (3): 466–469.
Published: 01 September 2016
... aRitual And rattles in my sleeping breath. sleeping my in rattles And limbs, palsied your eagerness in But shakes death, ofour adventure great Await the cannot love,some demonwithin self Ah ofsmile. my cavern the in Gleaming goldmy amoon, tooth youlike toward Revolving eye white...
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Common Knowledge (1 April 2015) 21 (2): 356–366.
Published: 01 April 2015
... Common Knowledge 358 ing figures dazzled beneath the pillars. Nimbly, the man in white rose from the the from rose white in Nimbly,man the the pillars. beneath dazzled figures ing movedreveal on, bar, then the shadowa train’s darkened announcements, tinny PAThe coffeemaker. its...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2010) 16 (1): 137–145.
Published: 01 January 2010
... Common Knowledge 138 —  are. they herebecause are that cliffs cliffs, white brilliant sea, azure the sea, the from or, rising rests eternal of tiny Wisława Szymborska —  open itmay alone, remain you for unhealed, ever...
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Common Knowledge (1 August 2010) 16 (3): 566–570.
Published: 01 August 2010
... his into white sparkling a poured body His glass. the in elbow the for nomoreroom is There absence. his with the brim to filled are My hours glass. his head slowlyso from his he raised which by a piece as of rope strong was neck beautiful His glass? a raise hand your...
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Common Knowledge (1 January 2006) 12 (1): 34–35.
Published: 01 January 2006
... mighthas himself Mishra (and differently received been that a study of “white Mughals” undertaken by an Indian Muslim might have Iexpect India. modern early in attitudes and intentions ancestors’ aboutter their bet-tofeel British the permit Mughals and Britons between love affairs...