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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 50–65.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and short fiction. As astute as much of the critical work is, none of it addresses the cornerstone of Kiernan’s fiction: trauma. This essay considers Kiernan’s novel The Red Tree as a queer American gothic novel dealing with trauma and its lingering effects on its witnesses. Through its complex, fragmentary...
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English Language Notes (2021) 59 (2): 1–8.
Published: 01 October 2021
... of the unconscious by attempting to decode the confused ravings of hysterical patients who have lost the ability to say what they mean. 3 The articles on House of Leaves and The Red Tree describe the uncanniness of houses that subtly, maddeningly reconfigure themselves and threaten to swallow...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (1): 21–39.
Published: 01 April 2020
... poet from Amherst to Worcester, Massachusetts, on this back road that winds through a maple forest. He saw the red of the trees only in terms of metaphor for human activity. For me, driving through this forest of relatives was a different experience. In fact, as I wrote the poem that would later come...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (1): 165–166.
Published: 01 March 2008
... happened flying across water a leaf falls birdacross the sound sparrow tight welcoming saw words the element sparrow of w ind, it mat i like wate, breast botta moving, procks alone gotta words or leaves across the trees sound red bottom lip out o f metaphors that the details, the snaked up clear out o f...
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English Language Notes (2004) 41 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 June 2004
...Terry W. Thompson Copyright © 2004 Regents of the University of Colorado 2004 64 English Language Notes REVENGE OF THE MATRIARCHY: M. R. JAMES S THE ASH-TREE In his excellent introduction to the 1971 Dover edition of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary, E. F. Bleiler writes th a t M ontague...
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English Language Notes (2002) 40 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2002
... ountaines o f the land o f behest, this m o u n t was m ost famous because of place, of plentie of m irth, of strength, and of stedfastnesse. For the soile o f that m o u n t b e a re th vines, oliues, and o th e r trees verye ap t to b eare fruit. T h e r th e aire is wholsome, an d oft deaw an d sweete...
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English Language Notes (2001) 38 (4): 40–49.
Published: 01 June 2001
... thus said she e n tered into the fire, and anon was th e fire q u en ch ed an d out: and the brands that were burning became red rosieres (rose-trees), and the brands that were not kindled becam e white rosieres, full of white roses. And these were the first rosieres an d roses, bo th w hite an d red...
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English Language Notes (2001) 38 (4): 57–64.
Published: 01 June 2001
...Peter Hays Copyright © 2001 Regents of the University of Colorado 2001 Ju n e 2001 57 20. S ubsequent references, abbreviated DD, an d followed by ch ap ter and page numbers, are to this edition. 9 KS, i, 1:14, 15; viii, 1:205, 213; vi, 11:146. T he p red o m in an t color in the novel...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 139–146.
Published: 01 September 2012
... or year season gather warm th on the surface of the sun a body regenerates silence button of yellow billow red to its w orld paintings I never finished suddenly threatening to explain a dormant tree w ill always flow er in my case I thought I w ould be silent forever Kazim Ali Oberlin College ...
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English Language Notes (2011) 49 (2): 35–40.
Published: 01 September 2011
... w ill die before this day is out. Think through the cyborg to the Immigrant. Think of a colony.Think of the red and white daikon radishes in a tilted box on the pavement outside Dokal and Sons, on the corner of the Uxbridge Road and Lansbury Drive.Think of the road, which here we call asphalt...
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English Language Notes (2008) 46 (1): 169–171.
Published: 01 March 2008
... an eight-ball from th e bathroom still on his nose Belly's Sfar on repeat until m orning the speed lim it sign a w hite corona right there on the side of the road the narrow condo streets the trees framing the night sky and her you leave fo r ice cream and shear the sign off its crepe paper post find two...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 67–82.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of psychic development outlined above is reflected in the Garden of Eden story found in the book of Genesis in the Hebrew Bible. In chapter 2 God instructs Adam not to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. But in chapter 3, when Eve recalls the instructions in her interaction with the serpent, she...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (2): 28–43.
Published: 01 October 2018
... disinfectant, then hitting the showers. . . . It was no small task for Don Chipote to scrub off all the grime that covered his body. An advocate of the saying that “the bark protects the tree,” the washings that he had given himself were few and far between, and even those only came when a storm had fallen...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (2): 41–47.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., or flipped to the sheeny pages that illustrated the holy land. Some o f the Bibles had red lettering (the parts where Jesus's Bona Fide speech was supposedly recorded). Yet their sensuality was perhaps even more strongly linked to the peculiar rhythms o f biblical language. For example, the transla­ tions...
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English Language Notes (2005) 43 (2): 133–148.
Published: 01 December 2005
..., benign or malevolent, literal or allegorical, but fictions either way. Hoffmann s Anselmus, in flight from a series of inveterate daily mishaps, sits alone beneath a flowering tree on the banks of the Elbe and hears at first a rustling and whisking like the sound of wind in the leaves...
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English Language Notes (2000) 37 (3): 47–55.
Published: 01 March 2000
... introduces an unusual description of clearcut trees with shadows very black (10). The trees shadows visually foreshadow the speaker s situation at the p o em s con­ clusion. In stanza six the knights gallop into the wind with banners streaming, an image that recalls the flowing stream of stanza four...
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English Language Notes (2015) 53 (1): 113–122.
Published: 01 March 2015
...-In," is from m y collection Red Leather Gloves, w h ic h is set in the violent, racially polarized realm o f am a te u r boxing in Flouston, Texas in th e 1970s and 1980s. It speaks to th e m a n y m ic r o - r i tu a ls o f o b je c tific a tio n th a t all boxers experience that in turn are part of our...
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English Language Notes (2002) 40 (2): 47–55.
Published: 01 December 2002
... is true approxim ately one h u n d red years later in the definitive five-volume North American Herpetology in which Jo h n Edwards H olbrook devotes upwards of 14 pages to describ­ ing the various species and habits of rattlesnakes, including CrotalusDurissus (the snake Twain probably had in m ind...
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English Language Notes (2004) 42 (1): 26–39.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., te patulae cecini sub tegm ine fagi (I sang these things about the care of fields and flocks and about trees while mighty Caesar thundered war on the deep Euphrates, and ruling as victor gives laws to the people and seeks the way to Olympus. In this sweet time, Naples n u rtu red me, Virgil, in my...
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English Language Notes (2012) 50 (1): 29–32.
Published: 01 March 2012
... o f the roo m s I've rented are co m p o se d o f sm a ll disks o f crow n glass latticed to g e th e r by iron and triangles o f em erald g re e n .T o m o rro w is N ew Year's Eve. I was last here m id -su m m e r and I've arrived to bare flow erbeds and the shock o f leafless trees. The glass...