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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (92): 58–72.
Published: 01 May 2019
the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126–150.
Published: 01 May 2014
... of different forms of bad affect needs to be factored into Ahmed’s critical discussions of specific unhappy types—the feminist killjoy, the unhappy queer, and the melancholic migrant—within her chosen contexts of literature, film, and popular culture. “Ask Me If I Care”: Work, Injustice, and Other People’s...
the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 62–82.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of human beings. And, more to the point, he suggests the historical reasons for this self-defeating gesture. With his interlocutor, Francescomaria Tedesco, he tries to explain why there is so little intellectual debate over these issues — and why debate itself has been targeted. How, he asks, has radical...
the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 130–145.
Published: 01 May 2012
... overcome the problems in such useful and indispensable textbooks and anthologies. The article asks whether Arabic writing in English can be given no more and no less than the level of attention other Englishes enjoy in our global village today. © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Works Cited Abu...
the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 47–52.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of overweight men. Your waitress comes over. She's not fat at all. She's skinny. Her features are small and sharp. She looks like the kind of girl that would hang out on the sidewalks of the East Village showing ofF her piercings and tattoos, asking for money like it was a game, pretending that her...
the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 20–26.
Published: 01 November 2015
... me with food and a place to stay, I will see her for the driftless grownup she is. “Did you ask about jobs today?” “Nothing,” Jarret says, “I checked.” He is the assistant manager at the Abercrombie & Fitch in the Chestnut Hill Mall. I get up and sweep the wood floor...
the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Bloomingdales. “I need some cash,” she says. They all need some cash. Never pry, my boss says, you don’t wanna get emotionally invested. Every customer is just a transaction. But there’s something about this chick. “What did you bring to pawn?” I ask her. “Nothing.” “We’re a pawn...
the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... warped him,” I told my friends at our every-other- Saturday breakfast at the Waffle House. “Like, how?” asked George the investment banker. “Like, when your name is Sniff, people snicker when they meet you. Imagine having that name in third grade, or during puberty. Must’ve scarred...
the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 21–26.
Published: 01 November 2020
... gushes out, he says. Gina drops her doll and backs up toward Rachel, who is reading with a group of children in the book area. Eliot slams the truck into the doll s bed so hard it dents the wood. He pokes a finger in the depression. Sam pushes the big fire truck beside Eliot and asks if he wants to race...
the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 32–42.
Published: 01 November 2017
.... He had convinced Hao, the owner of the mini-mart across the street, to stock the stuff for him. “What is that smell?” I asked. “It’s my cologne,” he said. “The ladies love it.” “Go stand by the car. You’re giving me a headache.” I put the sodas next to the spot I left for Dad’s...
the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2011
... from turning white. “How much longer?” asked Chhaya without turning around. “It’s right there.” Sarla’s reply was hardly audible. She was going unwillingly. The two women walked around the bend and visible from a distance were the rococo colors of a Hindu temple, generously painted...
the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 45–46.
Published: 01 November 2019
... when they will go back to Ohio. It s easier to talk to Gerald alone on the phone, though we never have much to say. What did you have for dinner? I ask and he patiently describes the menu, not exactly what I wanted to know or what he wanted to tell me. Are you well nourished? is what I want to ask...
the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 89–104.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Channel. “What are we doing today?” she asked. “Sample subtests from the Wechsler Scales.” “Ugh. That’s sooo boring.” “I tell you what,” said Carolyn. “If you do a good job, I’ll let you feed Charles.” “Can we let him out of his cage...
the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 33–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of a burning building. The radiator clangs and lets out a small burst of steam. I’m done. “Already?” Ivan asks with surprise, and maybe even a little relief. I’m reminded that we’re performing two separate tasks. It isn’t like we’re cooking a meal or painting a room where we get to share...
the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 27–35.
Published: 01 May 2017
... of the corner of her eye that all but said, Gregory Menck- iewiezce, I like your style. The truth is I wasn’t sure she knew my name. But I didn’t want to ask her and find out that she did. I didn’t want to look dumb. Neither Jenny nor her daddy was much for talking. But my folks did their best...
the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 53–59.
Published: 01 May 2008
... was getting dressed in the kitchen. His white shirt was lying across the kitchen table and I thought how my grandmother would kill me for that. “Where are you going?” I asked, confused as to why he had wanted me to come over if he had to go someplace. “I’m going...
the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 37–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
... on top of his desk.” Others whispered in class, glancing in my direction. The guid- ance counselor, Mr. Leeman, called me in once for a “quick chat.” He asked me how things were at home. “If you mean does my father sexually abuse me, you don’t have to worry about that,” I said defiantly...
the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... would receive straws in his drinks at restaurants without asking for them, pull them out, and lay them by the side of the glass. He would gulp and leave grease on the rims as he would drink. “So the clown jumps on a unicycle and starts pedaling around the office carpet. The talent scout...
the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 26–44.
Published: 01 May 2014
... used in Thom’s work to designate animals, and these ani- mals always spoke. If asked to comment on these features of his work, which he was never asked to do but sometimes did anyway, Thom always said, “I aim to disorient the reader. I am a disoriental.” One last thing: Thom had an obsession...