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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...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (92): 58–72.
Published: 01 May 2019
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 8.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Cindy King ceking8@yahoo.com Copyright © 2022 Cindy King 2022 Cindy King The Governor Asks Us to Pray for Rain The wind borrows its walk from a drunk, hot, wobbling. A car sets sail on a retention pond and actually goes pretty far. Stupid sunset. Stupid, spectacular sunrise. Succulents...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 21–26.
Published: 01 November 2020
... beside Eliot and asks if he wants to race. Eliot doesn t answer. He looks longingly at Gina. [Reflections: Eliot wants to play with Gina, but she fixates on his negative words, not the positive desire behind them. I don t understand why he likes her, but since he does, I wish she d be more receptive...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 25–26.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Caitie L. Young ycaitie98@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Caitie L. Young 2022 Caitie L. Young Portrait of the Bisexual Woman at the Comfort Inn, Brimfield, Ohio at the hotel, i practice coming out to the guests that ask too many questions about my personal life. the woman in 104 her name...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 38–41.
Published: 01 May 2022
... (2022) DOI 10.1215/00265667-9563765 © 2022 Marina Budrys 38 Budrys 39 Kaju nods in return. How s Mamou? Mayor asks. She s fine, Kaju replies. Well, fine one day Wil starts to say, She s fine. Kaju states firmly. Well, almost time to go check on her, isn t it? Dr. Dot says. A year in a few...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 27–35.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 to engage them in conversation and pointed out...
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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...
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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...