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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 9–17.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Maxim Loskutoff Maxim Loskutoff The Dancing Bear First, she was the sound of a breaking branch. A splintered knuckle­ crack shattering the quiet of these western Montana woods. It is a heavy quiet here, and no good comes when it is broken. Red men, gunslingers, and all manner...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 57–70.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Ioanes In the wake of the linguistic turn, scholars have turned to affect and to aesthetics to account for textual experiences that exceed critical frameworks of representation and critique. Bringing formalist analysis and affect theory to bear on one another, recent works of literary, art...
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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (91): 56–67.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of literature — the side of Socrates least likely to appear in contemporary apologies for the humanities — to bear upon his paradigmatic contribution to the genre of apology. Beginning by remarking the violence of Socrates’s claim that “the unexamined life is not worth living” (the most often quoted line...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 104–123.
Published: 01 May 2020
... journey from Senegal to Italy and bears witness to the discrimination he faces there. Mademba’s testimony responds to duress , which Ann Stoler defines as the “colonial entailments” that shape contemporary spaces, institutions, and relations. Produced by a small Tuscan press, the memoir circulates via...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 16.
Published: 01 May 2013
... emerges in one postcard only over time, like an eye softens to darkness. This is the barbeque we had last night my picture is to the left with a cross over it Your son Joe Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Though the day smoldered, he must have...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 28–36.
Published: 01 May 2022
... beneath her blanket to sleep curled beside her, our ribcages rising and falling in sync with each deep breath. Bob worked as a honey pot installer at Pooh Bear Septic and helped our mother get a secretarial job at Pooh Bear s regional office. For the first time in her life, our mother had a regular...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 42.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Bradford Tice 1 In Hebrew mythology, Lilith was the first wife of Adam, who was replaced by Eve due to Lilith's headstrong insistence that she was Adam's equal. As punishment, she was thrown from the Garden and cursed by the Lord to never be able to bear human children. However, she is said...
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the minnesota review (2008) 2008 (70): 29–32.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., by its choice of works and stated intentions, the book also represents what American readers expect of prison writers. In it Chevigny writes that even the best prison writing about “the world” (outside prison), though “Not imprisoned…yet bears the mark of the journey...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 18–20.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., on the third and fourth generations So the pattern is set for the third generation: they too suffer a parent in prison and bear the marks. It’s said that people are responsible to carry their own crosses. I bear the weight of how my children turned out. When the judge’s gavel slammed like...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 95–105.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., something or someone (a trace, a work, an institution, a child), bears your name, that is to say, your title. The naïve rendering or common illusion [fantasme courant] is that you have given your name to X, thus all that returns to X, in a direct or indirect way, in a straight or oblique line...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 4–24.
Published: 01 November 2011
... devoted. It was like watching a true believer at worship. Helga laid down drooling on the dirty floor. Neither one of us could take our eyes off him. He was a big man with big cheeks and a cute little nose like a teddy bear’s button. He kept his hair slicked straight back. The two win- dows...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 171–179.
Published: 01 May 2009
... the unfolding of future meaning. To be sure, texts bear the scars and residues of their histories and cannot magically shrug off their past associations; but by the same token, they also acquire new resonance and purpose in altered milieus. A genre...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 20.
Published: 01 November 2010
... for it. A longbow can be had for fourteen dollars at the flea market in Carlisle but it won’t fire. And a bear that won’t eat at the state fair. Love without blossom everywhere. Some man has fallen in the mud and the history of that is clear. Raised up to one arm fell again...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 102–111.
Published: 01 November 2014
... “have its origin in the activities of man”?1 Does not the word poetics itself capture this sense of human making, the artifact as bearing forth what Susan Stewart (2011, 11) calls “the interiorization of skill and thought” captured in its composition? And does it not suggest, as well, the sense...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 105.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Phil Gruis © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Phil Gruis Healer I’m not the kind to scuttle behind a celebrity, hoisting an umbrella to shade a swollen head. Yet I will vanish utterly into the shadow of this rock-star dog, this black bear prancing...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 48.
Published: 01 May 2020
...: to set something aflame is to push it from its current longing. In the farmscape it is easy to see the rust and machinery less like artifact more like statuary the bearing nearing tangible loosely musical as if a body winding down had the weight of a piano key minnesota review 94 (2020) DOI 10.1215...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 28.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... This is what’s awful about being human, in addition to unrequited love and the opposable thumb which facilitates the trigger finger. I wish I could say everything I do is an attempt to bring back the dead. It isn’t true, though, and I’m not entirely ashamed. Bear with me...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 15.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Helena Chung helenahchung@gmail.com © 2023 Helena Chung 2023 Helena Chung Under Construction Not yet legal to drink, half asleep, I hold my head so it s only touching her chest. Even drunk, I m aware of how her skin might collapse when asked to bear my weight. You re not a child...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (84): 29.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Jason Bredle © 2015 Jason Bredle 2015 Jason Bredle 52-Hertz Whale We began to speak exclusively in metaphors —​ a fight broke out at a tulip festival between a bear in a diaper and a guy in tight pants who could shoot lasers from his eyes, if you know what I...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 40.
Published: 01 May 2020
... themselves against rot while their hands grasp god on the porch. you frown, but that s not a story. and i m sorry it wasn t. you ask about the leaves, were they chamomile or cardamom and how many fingers each? you know i m tired, but okay. in this version i can bear your body and breathe south where the tea...