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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 215–216.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Daryl Maude Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 Breath holds time. In a short set of passages on spring from 1934, the Japanese novelist and film critic Osaki Midori (1896–1971), who had suffered a breakdown and left Tokyo for her native Tottori Prefecture two years before...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 209–210.
Published: 01 June 2021
... Abstract The all-too-common refrain “I can’t breathe,” in response to obscene incidents of police brutality and the murder of Black people in America, has haunted us through this time where breath is not only dangerous and necessary but also, in this nation, hyperpoliticized at a number of flash...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 211–213.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Jeffrey Moro Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 The trick about breath is that what goes in does not come out. Alveoli, dendritic sacs in the lungs, collect oxygen and exchange it for carbon dioxide, the fuel and waste of cells respiring at microscopic scale. Breath mediates...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 223–224.
Published: 01 June 2021
... & fields of heartache recede as the space before me turns social blur the night’s weatherless disruption the night’s letterless dysfunction pneumatic purr of the breathing machine I heard & saw my sister use through childhood episodes structuring breath music does this too only flightlessly...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 225–227.
Published: 01 June 2021
... breath: each word bears the weight of her lungs, none left unarticulated or lost among the bitter poignancy of images made into word. Placing Nina Simone’s rendition of “Strange Fruit” is an effort in trying to place breath. Simone’s interpretation is no wail or cry. Hers is a performance steeped...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 219–221.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez Copyright © 2021 Editorial Board, Qui Parle 2021 My eighty-seven-year-old father cuts holes in his masks. He says he can’t breathe otherwise. The fabric—whether stretchy, cotton, or woven—keeps him from taking full breaths, he protests. When we’re out, he pulls his...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 217–218.
Published: 01 June 2021
... intent is no longer to predict where things are going but to adapt as new situations erupt. It is no wonder that calls for supra-agility come precisely when, due to a global pandemic, our breathing is being intensely regimented. If the virus includes all those who breathe as potentially infected...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 335–352.
Published: 01 December 2019
... polluting the air we breathe, to stop heating up the ocean from which we came? Or if it is too late for all that, could we acknowledge that we are the place? That as we melt the world, we are becoming ocean creatures? Could we practice character in the context of our own inevitable plot? Being ocean...
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Qui Parle (2012) 21 (1): 71–83.
Published: 01 June 2012
... rst cry of the newborn is voice and breath: a sonorous, vital announcement of a singular bodi- ly existence. As each body is always unique, so each voice differs from all the others. And as is typical of a living being, each voice develops along a temporal arc of existence and marks the physi...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (1): 19–60.
Published: 01 June 2017
... with—the form of a syllogism at the level of presentation, which is precisely the point. Hence Benjamin shows, in the same breath, how closely he follows the structures that take shape in those texts to be addressed, here assimilating the didactic tone of the tractate and the syllogistic form. This is also...
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Qui Parle (2010) 18 (2): 291–307.
Published: 01 December 2010
... encumber our moons with ceremonies that lack fi re. . . . Purify the breath until it reveals the harsh taste of the land: bring breath to the death of rocks and landscape. (CD, 237) Under the sun like bagasse, the fi brous remains of sugar cane drained of their juices, left...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 307–333.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., repetitive haunting. Locating these interconnections and their falter engages a form of reading that I will call here conspiratorial—a practice of reading for expansive sympathy in both latent and manifest forms, for the travel of shared breath across revolutionary imaginations: to argue...
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Qui Parle (2016) 24 (2): 161–170.
Published: 01 December 2016
... is more placid and the principle that underlies it is the rather vague unity of feeling. . . . Women are educated— who knows how?— as it were by breathing in ideas, by living rather than by acquiring knowledge. (hv, 12) Finding none of the epistemological hospitality...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 137–177.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to have carried irreversibility and human unpredictability into the natural realm, where no remedy can be found to undo what has been done. Arendt, The Human Condition and, when the deed was done, I heard among the solitary hills Low breathings, coming after me...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 391–404.
Published: 01 December 2019
... describes the violent and vital process of “putting and keeping breath in the black body,” 19 then waywardness—“a practice of possibility at a time when all roads, except the ones created by smashing out , are foreclosed”—describes the dangerous project of remaining riotous, even at the expense of life...
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Qui Parle (2017) 26 (2): 491–512.
Published: 01 December 2017
... and lace. It is as though this is the snapshot of a statue no one can identify. She will not move. She does not breathe. She stands attuned to the timing of an event she can neither comprehend nor compromise. The slant of her beautiful head mystifies the camera, and her lowered eyes appear to pity...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 161–184.
Published: 01 December 2015
....” The organization wanted to give prison- ers “a chance to see something they want to see, used to see, or may never see.” The resulting requests ranged from “a brown and white horse rearing in cold enough weather so that you can see his breath,” to “a picture of my auntie’s house on 63rd...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 183–188.
Published: 01 December 2012
... beginning nor end. Therefore they all merge into a kind of single super-text—an epos” (“PA,” 85). This is also true here in what I call his Versographies. These texts are truly polyphonic and nonhierarchical; they play with humor and fear in one breath, giving radically different...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 19–51.
Published: 01 December 2003
... that appeared as a pattern for some purpose (like the illustra- tion on a sliding door in relation to that door). Then again, there are times when acts pierce us suddenly before we have a moment to catch our breath. At that moment, like that pierced emptiness...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (2): 219–240.
Published: 01 December 2019
... space-times and family members who cross paths through both attraction and repulsion, acceptance and rejection. Compare these two passages that begin the conclusions of Homegoing — He closed his eyes and walked in until the water met his calves, and then he held his breath, started to run. Run...