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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 11.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Paul Nemser © 2013 Paul Nemser 2013 Paul Nemser My Aunt Remembers Whose desire, Mama, drove a fiddle like a bird out of a thicket and across the sea, thinking only of beautiful claws? Papa, who made arks of baling wire and balsa and tied up the Yiddish books...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Marisa Crawford © 2015 Marisa Crawford 2015 Marisa Crawford Lady Gaga Looks like Aunt Linda Two teen girls on the corner in matching violet puffers. Two white lions arched inside the bags underneath my eyes. Aunt Linda was all, life sucks let’s go shopping. You can make a...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 26.
Published: 01 May 2008
.... We’ve dropped off my aunt to shop for nylons and are traveling at a speed that would horrify my parents. He’s teasing me, bets me 50 cents he knows the color of my underpants. “They’re shocking pink,” he shouts into the wind. I...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 1.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of her headstone? an aunt said, her face pinched belligerently watching as the babies crayon the afternoon. The phone rings with something important to say. A fire started, feeding on leftover-Fall. Grandpa in the basement Germany mapped out in the brown...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 55.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Housatonic in Ansonia before it collapsed. He felt lucky for the rest of his life. My aunts called those hurricanes, then named after women, history, Which made them laugh and delight in their purchase of bales of black seamed...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2014) 2014 (82): 19.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Whittney Jones © 2014 Whittney Jones 2014 Whittney Jones There Are Bright Signs in the Crystal Ball— I’d Say Yes Dear Aunt Debra, my intuition tells me a man wrote those fortunes you read. Did you ever notice that every ticket said yes? Sleep with him, wear...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 18.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Ephraim Scott Sommers © 2016 Ephraim Scott Sommers 2016 Ephraim Scott Sommers Dear Trevor from Fort Lauderdale The one who kicked the baby out of Aunt Traci’s stomach and the one who hung his wife from the hotel balcony             and the one who lugged Louise around her apartment...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2013) 2013 (80): 57–58.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christian Nagle © 2013 Christian Nagle 2013 Christian Nagle Spook Casal Palocco, 1972 In the villa on Via del Canale della Lingua, a third woman —​Aunt Lucy, this time —​ confided to you the story of cold hands at night, a pressure at her throat —​not lethal...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2012) 2012 (79): 25–41.
Published: 01 November 2012
... there’s the rush of me yelling out “No!” while Greg opens the door and angles over to the left next to Vic for a better view while my mother grabs the spread sheets from below her. Later that night, my father calls my aunt and uncle and tells them about the event, and the twins are put on the...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 27–33.
Published: 01 November 2007
..., mother-of-all chingasos 1992 style. Today’s my tío’s seventy- fifth, and all his brothers, the old ones Tolú and Chente and the really old ones Mundito and Curly (and their wives-my-aunts, kids, grandkids), as well as half of Maravilla, are throwing him a barbeque today down at Marrano Beach...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 85–102.
Published: 01 November 2006
... cousin of mine recounted to me an incident of that sort within my own extended black family. Some years ago, her mother, my marvelous and wonderful Aunt Laura, decided to read my 1988 autobiography The Motion of Light in Water: Sex and Science Fiction in the East Village. Fifty pages into it, she...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 9–23.
Published: 01 May 2015
... aunts’ annual Christmas party in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife Gretta. Classic or not, most of the novella is a complete snore, and it only gets really interesting toward the end. At one point during the old aunts’ party, Gabriel sees his wife kind of daydreaming on the staircase while...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 34–49.
Published: 01 November 2014
... fingers over vanishing names of great- aunts and -uncles who had returned to the earth. Grievous times. Three gone in 1918, two in 1920, the year between one of respite. Sull remembered a skipping rhyme his mother used to hum around the house: “I had a little bird, her name was Enza, I opened...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (67): 7–13.
Published: 01 November 2006
... years that I knew Lillian best. I grew up on tales of my extraordinary, irrepressible aunt, but only saw her on scattered visits. During my first college years she lived fairly close by, and I visited her several times. After that, we were again separated, but forged a...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 9–19.
Published: 01 November 2017
... aunt did when her dog went missing a few years ago? She called a pet psychic. The dog was back within, like, two days.” “Seriously?” “I’m telling you. She calls a psychic now every time something big happens in her life. Promotion, divorce, you name it.” “Do you remember this pet...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 75–82.
Published: 01 November 2006
... civil rights and anti-McCarthyism movements (see Biondi); and E. Franklin Frazier, a celebrated radical sociologist. His aunts, Sadie and Bessie Delany, were renowned professional women (an educator and a dentist, respectively) and civil rights activists who wrote a joint memoir {Having Our Say...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2007) 2007 (69): 15–25.
Published: 01 November 2007
... husband’s family. But Mana’s parents lived over a hundred kilometres away, in Lopburi—inside of a large walled compound that contained four separate houses: two aunts and Mana’s grandparents on his father’s side. Mana had grown up amid a happy chaos of cousins and arbitrarily...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 137–146.
Published: 01 May 2007
... when the spider whose web broke startled her screamed to my aunt tomorrow. Unlike the previous examples of “left-branching” and “right-branching” constructions, these “center-embedded” constructions seem very rapidly to cause problems. But such problems in the Shelley example do not result...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 27–36.
Published: 01 May 2005
... sits idly by the house; they visit no one. Each evening, my aunt, who lives down the street, comes over to watch American television with my mother. In their sixties, these women spend hours watching Wheel of Fortune and Dateline: other people's money and another nation's news. Our...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2007) 2007 (68): 147–157.
Published: 01 May 2007
... Oklahoma in the 1970s and was a committed leftist early in her career. (Her PhD dissertation, she tells us, was on the American communist Mike Gold, author of Jews Without Money and My Aunt Lena.) In Nafisi’s early years as a professor of literature, everything was political. And the early years of...