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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 407–430.
Published: 01 December 2014
... “A Stroke of Good Fortune” (1955), these possibilities disrupt both a character's identity and what we might call the identity of an O'Connor text. Critics generally read the story as a failed attempt to portray the Catholic plea against, as O'Connor put it, the “rejection of life at the source...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 239–277.
Published: 01 September 2010
..., the sixth founder and his descendents Ma Ju, Yun Meng, lin Qi, while the Northern Sect was on the wane. The artistic realm depicted by Mojie was described as fol- lows: “traces of the mountain peaks tower into the mysterious places of nature, the charms of the strokes...
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Genre (2014) 47 (3): 357–377.
Published: 01 December 2014
... the artificial, the created fiction: “Ersatz / aware of your welt-­rising strokes. your accretion of theme” (8). Ersatz is, literally and metaphorically, an “accretion,” just as the paintings Liv creates in later sections are built from accretions of brush- strokes; one stroke, one cell, one syllable...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 277–291.
Published: 01 September 2011
... strokes my brow and laughs at the moon when it is full The final stanza is almost triumphant in its certainty about what is needed now: only a woman who strokes my brow and laughs. In one of Wendell Berry’s most widely...
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Genre (2016) 49 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 April 2016
... the two concepts are interlaced tightly. When darkness falls, the stroke of the Light- house lays “its caress” and lingers “stealthily,” looks, and comes “lovingly again” (Woolf 1927, 132 – 33). The rays of the Lighthouse penetrate passing time. In fact the two times — eschatological...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 358–361.
Published: 01 June 2006
... chapter takes up Grete Weil's The Bride Price: A Novel. Weil's text, which begins with an autobiographical account of a fictive protag- onist's efforts to deal with a series of long-term crises directly related to the Holocaust, is transformed by a personal catastrophe, a severe stroke leading...
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Genre (2022) 55 (3): 271–275.
Published: 01 December 2022
.... As Daniel Hack and Amy Hungerford explain in their preface to the book, Freedman suffered a catastrophic stroke just after completing the manuscript. Hack and Hungerford handled the subsequent peer review process and the final stages of manuscript preparation. A version of this text was presented...
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Genre (2020) 53 (3): 259–264.
Published: 01 December 2020
... half (31). Half in love with easeful contact, but only half. This is a gorgeous description of a particular sort of ambivalence Igarashi identifies in so many Romantic poems and poetic statements. Still, it is one of the brilliant strokes of The Connected Condition to approach the poetic impulse both...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 245–259.
Published: 01 June 2004
... him move in with her for a time to teach her about the music and, even more importantly, the blues idiom that serves as the basis for the music. That leads to a trip to Europe—another stroke of good fortune—and an introduction to a Mar- quis who had inspired the movie star's exploration...
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Genre (2008) 41 (1-2): 75–94.
Published: 01 March 2008
... to be guessed in these few graceful up-strokes and down-strokes. (101) At this early point in the narrative, we see Robert's wish that surfaces are not mute, but tell about identity. A surface inscribed by Lady Audley is able to reveal what she is "like." But before an investigation is directed at Lady...
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Genre (2006) 39 (4): 43–63.
Published: 01 December 2006
..., symbolizing a mirror relation between the narrator and her alienated image, is understood to be part of a process in which the Asian American subject must negotiate between a denigrated Chinese "I" with its "seven strokes, intricacies" and the American "I," "assuredly wearing a hat like...
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Genre (2017) 50 (2): 219–238.
Published: 01 July 2017
...- piness [satisfaction], he picks up a glass and shatters it on the ground. And every time a glass is shattered, we see the cash register vibrate frenetically. I see that as a beautiful touch, a stroke of genius. That cash register defines very clearly the structure...
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Genre (2004) 37 (2): 331–340.
Published: 01 June 2004
... I started playing." 338 GENRE His mother is everywhere, she is listening to me. Are you listening to her lis- tening to me? Ornette listened to his mother, he didn't sell his music to the devil and yet he has had to calculate well a stroke of genius a la Faust...
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Genre (2010) 43 (3-4): 207–217.
Published: 01 September 2010
... the strokes the more the delight, so the remaining conception is replenished by insufficient stip- pling” (254-255). But it is also notable in the least interdisciplinary essay we 62575-Genre Fall Winter 2010-Fall Winter 2010 special issue.indd 211 3/4/11 9:24 AM...
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Genre (2000) 33 (3-4): 319–329.
Published: 01 September 2000
... with the artist's expressive ges- tures or individualizing stylistic features? How do they help us make believe? For Walton, in fact, the expressive work of the artifice like "'the conspicuous brush- strokes on the surface of Van Gogh's Starry Nighf" (82) turns out to inhibit "psychological participation...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 393–403.
Published: 01 September 2011
... not only the death of his mother from ovar- ian cancer but also the story of the much more recent death of his grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. His grandmother had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and shortly after getting this diagnosis she fell and broke her hip, perhaps because of a mild stroke...
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Genre (2011) 44 (3): 335–347.
Published: 01 September 2011
...) “crock,” and even when there is a conceivable complaint, the patient can also be understood simply (in a metonymic metaphor) as “the stroke” in room 5. In this regard, it is notable that this narrative describes (in Boyd’s categories) the patient’s “illness” rather than her “disease,” although...
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Genre (2002) 35 (3-4): 495–509.
Published: 01 September 2002
... bitter. He lays a few, deep strokes with the heavy rasp the weeds, grass, palmettos, and thin willow trees give easier, and it angers hm— the small joys he has had to settle for; throughout the long, burned-up day he mutters what a waste what...
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Genre (2012) 45 (2): 299–327.
Published: 01 June 2012
..., stroking her hair. His arm draws her “like a bar of iron across her back”; she pushes him away and sees “his lips curled back, showing his teeth — just like a dog” (103). Struggling against his superior strength, she can think of only one expedient: “She snarled, and swooping over she fastened her...
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Genre (2006) 39 (2): 203–228.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of soft, vague tints and pastels, the Impressionists actually used "strong, pure colors": "the Impres- sionists tended to apply their brushwork in loose touches and comma strokes of unmixed color (a technique which also tends to leave to the eye of the beholder the task of synthesis)" (18, 19...