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the minnesota review (1 May 2012) 2012 (78): 39.
Published: 01 May 2012
... every fever you ever faked or the hiss of hydrogen peroxide on a dog bite. Hamburger loaves, a lab technician digging for a vein. The little box on the dresser, the one crowded with kernels of milk teeth —​their dark centers. Hereditary terror of crows...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2015) 2015 (84): 27–28.
Published: 01 May 2015
...: something waiting to fill our heads with ash, to make us reconsider what heat is. We used to dig in the yard: at first with our hands and then with small spades and shovels. We would cut through the frozen ground, dirt under our fingernails, our pants damp from the melted snow. We would dig until we...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 43–44.
Published: 01 November 2017
... moment use my shoes as pillows and whisper evening prayers into the soles so they follow me the next day use my shoes as pillows and let the heels dig into my face so when i return everyone will see the countries I have crossed use my...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 13.
Published: 01 November 2006
... when I left them for another slice of plastic who too would land splayed in a pit. The mass grave that preschool boredom digs. Nana diverted me, I'll tell you now. Ice cream, new crayons, a lily-pink dress. Mobilized, roaring with rage, they can form Special Forces...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2011) 2011 (77): 27.
Published: 01 November 2011
... weeds & Queen Anne’s Lace, dust rising off the road them, like forgetting, some unknowable sound like an illness. Like smoke. Know: that leaves them digging faster for their mark. what rises moves away, not up. To watch it go is to know...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2005) 2005 (63-64): 7–10.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Patrick Lawler 2005 the minnesota review 2005 7 Patrick Lawler The Millennium Ball As the millennium approaches, my family goes incrementally crazy. My brother has sex all the time. And my sisters dig...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2017) 2017 (89): 20–23.
Published: 01 November 2017
... i started digging names. vii. libra you blew glass and smiled over the counter, gave me eyes like a secret. i liked that you didn’t know me because that’s when smiles stop. 22 the minnesota review viii. scorpio you held my hand...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2016) 2016 (87): 18–20.
Published: 01 November 2016
... stole into the garden with a spade, intent on digging minnesota review 87 (2016) DOI 10.1215/00265667-3630640  © 2016 Owen McLeod 18   19 up my head and killing it. Have you ever tried to chop off your own head? It’s not that easy, believe me...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2013) 2013 (81): 27–28.
Published: 01 November 2013
... digs at the dirt and grass with her big toes. She has a bunion on one, but that don’t bother me. A working woman usually does. “Feel like swinging a mallet?” I ask. “Can I pretend it’s my boy’s head when I bring it down instead of some old paint can?” “Sure enough. What he do now?” I...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 9–13.
Published: 01 May 2009
... feminist, so she did most of the digging. Halfway through, she decided her ideas were making the ground too hard, so she fell back against the mound of loose earth, her red hair falling across the dirt like a pillowcase, while the guy took the shovel. “Now you’re gonna see some dirt fly,” he said...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2017) 2017 (88): 24–26.
Published: 01 May 2017
... temperature digs down deep. And if you should meet the woman from the mountain, pass her by. Stay close within the village bounds. The mountain beyond the field is sheathed in fog, and those who seek the woman do not return. We pass the warning down from son to son, but some will not obey. Your...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2009
..., blacks, savages, and women appeared to be a carcass already well-picked. Despite his excellent psychoanalytic digging, the Other costume that Fiedler had long carried with him felt forced onto the skins of those Elizabethan characters (Lehmann-Haupt). And some reviewers, who in the early 1970s...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 153–161.
Published: 01 November 2015
... aligning here with dig- ital realism is, Barthes continues, “no longer the illusion of a unity; on the contrary, it is the theater of society in which we stage our plural: our pleasure is individual —​but not personal” (62). That is to say, Barthes’s “fictive identity” is imaginable only in...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2014) 2014 (83): 83–92.
Published: 01 November 2014
... which our graspable and printable textual universe has dissolved into a particulate, calculable sea. Our hands and fingers cannot access these particles except through the tapping of the dig- ital computer’s keys, because only that apparatus can perform the calculations that define these data...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2006) 2006 (65-66): 203–209.
Published: 01 November 2006
...]) War, it will be seen, not only accomplishes the necessary destruction, but accomplishes it in a psychologically acceptable way. In principle, it would be quite simple to waste the surplus labor of the world by building temples and pyramids, by digging holes and filling them up...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2010) 2010 (75): 13–19.
Published: 01 November 2010
... the river, not watching where I put my feet. The sharp dig of the rocks felt almost good. I didn’t care what they did back there. I thought I could hear Jennie’s voice, but the wind snatched up noises, and it might have been the cry of something else. I walked...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2009) 2009 (71-72): 220–227.
Published: 01 May 2009
... archeological dig, and thereafter been obscured, dirt heaped upon it as it went out of fashion. For example, the turn of the eighteenth into the nineteenth century has been called by Clifford Siskin an era of a “great forgetting” of women writers—a concept that Betty A...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2008) 2008 (70): 199–205.
Published: 01 May 2008
... ought to be or even can be ameliorated. But in the readings themselves that approach can become a bit mechanistic. Jones produces far more interesting readings when he digs into the historical details of writers’ views about and texts’ representations of...
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the minnesota review (1 November 2015) 2015 (85): 6–11.
Published: 01 November 2015
... fellow prisoners, to the shovels digging the pit, to the rifle shots that put them into it. Had El Gallo not been such a coward I would not have done it, but he couldn’t act alone —​he needed to implicate us all in Camilo’s murder, and from then on we could not be saved. Afterward, I lay atop...
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the minnesota review (1 May 2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
... free man. On an 14 the minnesota review island of my own. Springer is revealing the truth about an ugly woman’s husband: he digs dressing up like a chick, going out on the town in stockings, heels, and a dress. They show the video and he’s better look- ing than her as a woman. Life’s as...