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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 284–288.
Published: 01 May 2009
.... Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism Beyond the Nation . New York : Columbia UP , 2006 . Matthew Hooley How Bad Can It Be? (on Douglas Mao and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, eds., Bad Modernisms [Durham: Duke UP, 2006]) In 2001 Susan Stanford Friedman imagined “what modernism was” for her...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 51.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Verónica Reyes © 2014 Verónica Reyes 2014 Verónica Reyes Bad Flower What a bad flower I am Tsk, tsk, bad florecita So many bad florecitas Blooming out in callejoncillos Blossoming in glittery jardines Blooming out in dusty fronteras Blossoming in...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... not because censorship is bad but because it forecloses the examination of life. If the examination of life is defensible, it is not because it is good in opposition to an unexamined life that is bad (to the point of being worthless). In saying otherwise, the “good” Socrates of the Apology and the...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 126–150.
Published: 01 May 2014
... recuperability 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...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 131–142.
Published: 01 November 2011
... recent responses to this question in an effort to begin to map the landscape of literature and criticism after secularism. J. M. Coetzee's Diary of a Bad Year provides an example of what such a criticism of presence would look like as well as the models of public life it entails. Coetzee's example...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 23.
Published: 01 November 2013
... moment in time as a regret, and what have I ever done that was so bad? I regret getting the little retarded boy sent away to a neighboring school, simply because he gave us unwanted bear hugs and we didn’t want his stench to rub off on us. So we hatched a plan in our...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 7.
Published: 01 November 2010
... was kidding when I told him I was on my honeymoon. I told him I would have married him instead, but I was allergic to dogs. Bad wife, bad wife. I remember saying, No, honestly, I’m a newlywed, when he asked if I wanted to join him for a cup of coffee. I remember saying, What have I...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 20.
Published: 01 May 2017
... with their savings. Maybe what I did isn’t so bad, but as it’s mine, it feels worse. The morning sun casts a shadow of bars across our faces. In some ways, life is easier here. Our choices, gone —​but it’s hard to decide, to choose to be loving day by day...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 58.
Published: 01 November 2014
... go back : that goes for the good : that goes for the bad. My kingdom for a lover who doesn’t need me. Or my kingdom for you, I guess. If I must. My kingdom for a smile, for a knife, for a raincoat and a hairbrush and a pen. I’m going to make some strokes, some cuts...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 1.
Published: 01 May 2016
... more and the next day you’ll for- get him a little more. All in service to the larger vanishing. Let me put it like this. Have you ever had a bad acid trip? The kind where you spend eight hours crying in a bathroom, thinking of everything out- side your heart that is not your heart of which you...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 48.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Andrew Rihn Andrew Rihn Giving Up the Ghost Remember Jacob Marley? As children, didn’t we just know that Jacob’s theatrical chains had to be real? I felt bad for the actor, forced to carry the guilt of another’s fiction. Although the narrator told us...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 109–125.
Published: 01 May 2011
... Development, and Literature 1860–1960 . Princeton : Princeton UP , 2008 . Mao Douglas Walkowitz Rebecca L. , eds. Bad Modernisms . Durham : Duke UP , 2006 . ———. “The New Modernist Studies.” PMLA 123 . 3 ( 2008 ): 737 – 48 . Marx Karl . “Concerning Feuerbach.” Early...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 54.
Published: 01 May 2005
... of "The World"— a back porch in Iowa, a corner deli in Brooklyn, a park bench in Portland under blue-gray skies. After my second purple heart, I got pinned with "Magnet Man" like a rabbits foot with bad karma: Mortars, AK's, Bouncing Bettys...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 25.
Published: 01 May 2015
... bodies still alive in coffins ringing their bells on the surface. yes, we all know about anne sexton’s death wish: to empty my breath from its bad prison. so maybe we open on a window or an asshole and the whole story spills in. or no, we open on a mouth saying goodbye or virus. or...
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the minnesota review (2006) 2006 (65-66): 24.
Published: 01 November 2006
..., "A statue is a big thing you can Climb up in the head of," His uncle once went in the Statue of Liberty, he remembers hearing once. Most leave the answer blank. They have never seen a statue. This is a test. They are afraid of wrong answers. Tests show how bad they are at...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 25–26.
Published: 01 May 2007
... wonder so, if what you need is someone who can get a bad business under control, or make brutal decisions, or build a risky business, or golf, well, I might be able to learn to hold a club. © 2007...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 23.
Published: 01 May 2008
... things “look” aren’t you? Don’t judge by exteriors, it’s what’s on the “inside” that counts. Your “insides,” plus those of the ninety-nine other beetles you’re packed with, have a street value of approximately $11,270, not bad for members of the Coleoptera order.  Your next...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 17.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... We trapped them under the bed of a horse- trailer and spent the next hour circling it, trying to coax the reptiles into one of our waiting hands. III. It s safe to say that one magpie is bad, but two are good luck. And the parrot in my grandfather s pet store was jealous of his wife. Every time she...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 56.
Published: 01 May 2005
..., the talks of strikes planned and never sprung. You won't let anyone tell you you don't know what's at stake: your mother bent over a Singer for sixteen hours a day, your father on the scaffolding, nailing boards to roofbeams with a broken leg from a long run of bad ladders and worse luck...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 60–61.
Published: 01 May 2011
... that contact sheet. I can’t stand when my friends make art. So brazen! Don’t question this, he says when we hear the news. I’m shaking, taking a seat on the cold bench across from him. Just accept. Such bad advice, but he’s older, larger, has been kicked out of school...