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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 18–19.
Published: 01 May 2021
...James Jabar © 2021 Jabar Boykin 2021 James Jabar Choose a Story Where Eulogies Are Never Given but families still come to collect the ashes after the bodies are burned in undisclosed locations, after latex-covered hands have kissed them goodbye w/out care w/out permission, w/out the sound...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 102–125.
Published: 01 November 2013
... that are always already ridden by strife; so never the consensual, but also never only conflictual. After discussing the place of political theory and feminism within the discipline of political science, Honig briefly discusses her new book project on public things. Her previous monographs include Political...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (79): 101–112.
Published: 01 November 2012
... literature can never be neglected, especially from the perspective of world literature; for through such large-scale literary and cultural translation, modern Chinese literature has come closer and closer to the mainstream of world literature, carrying on direct dialogues with its international counterparts...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 112–121.
Published: 01 November 2014
... literature since its emergence in the 1970s has never explicitly thematized the Anthropocene, this perspective is arguably a hidden theme. I propose the term Anthropocene literature as a descriptive and diagnostic concept to characterize literary texts that reflect on the human condition in the face...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 139–148.
Published: 01 November 2016
... to confine Marx to the metaphysics of presence and of labor, this reading considers the early Marx alongside Derrida's early reading of Antonin Artaud to disrupt this bind. The work of Marx is reread as a complex and fissured probing of the problem of detachment from the bind to labor that is never a pure...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 25–26.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Alan Chazaro © 2017 Alan Chazaro 2017 Alan Chazaro Soundscape as Sestina How the room never danced because Pa never played Juan Gabriel or other Mexican vocalists in our house while growing up. After crossing the border he must’ve ditched a suitcase of himself at U.S. Customs. Maybe...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 45–46.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... It s different with the others, your brother, your sister. They call me on the telephone. They send me cards and flowers on Mother s Day. But they re so old. Unimaginably old. They make me tired. Gerald lives in Ohio now, his own children grown and scat- tered. You never met his wife, of course. She s...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (77): 4–24.
Published: 01 November 2011
... around at all.” “I ain’t hardly noticed,” Oscar said. “Takes her forever just to walk across the kitchen.” Oscar clucked his tongue at that. “And she’s starting to shit on the floor,” George said. “She never done that before.” “Not to my knowledge, that’s for sure.” Oscar...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Eunsong Kim © 2014 Eunsong Kim 2014 Eunsong Kim Gumihos She never appeared that way in front me she was always young and classifiably breedable. Black hair, that kind of skin, and and In picture books they drew her in twos. Her and the soul she wanted kept in jars, lockets...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 197–203.
Published: 01 May 2009
... & company; that we could stem the tide of belonging, of being for another (to embrace Merleau-Ponty’s conceptualization of the phenomenological conundrum). It was then that we hatched a plan to embrace the following creed: nowhere, never, nothing in all things. This little...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (98): 19–21.
Published: 01 May 2022
.... With what? I said, but he hadn t thought that through. Grandpa once confessed to confessing to Father Barney that he was having sexual relations with Vera Ponce at the age of ninety. Made him feel better to tell us that. Mom walked me to confession but never confessed. I loved confession. Absolution...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2010 (73-74): 18–20.
Published: 01 November 2009
... believed that I did not love him. My daughter had her first child at fifteen. Neither finished high school. Treasured moments in their childhoods never became memories of mine. My triumphs were never theirs. They didn’t share their first bike rides with their father, or fishing trips...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 58.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Michael Homolka © 2011 Michael Homolka 2011 Michael Homolka Whoopi and My Mother My mother never makes me copy down the definition ofobnoxious like Allison Jenner’s mother makes her do. All weekend in the computer room —​ chips and salsa, Häagan Daz...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 33–41.
Published: 01 November 2010
... close my eyes and see different colors, with others I find myself in certain rooms of nice houses I’ve never been in. With Ivan I don’t see anything. Instead, I hear old songs that pop into my head from out of nowhere, like “Love Is a Battlefield” and “American Pie.” Tonight I hear “Moonlight...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 42.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and unlighted, how your bright face was never reflected in theirs. So we named again in the clearing—whore, limp dick, prick tease, Daddy's boy. You weren't an easy man to suffer, and I, no garden variety. Sometimes it was raindrop-brilliant, bat-fur...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 1–2.
Published: 01 May 2012
... with ra-ta-tat ra-rah of instant text. Here’s to what never boils over, the lid unrattled, lava deep in the volcano staying there, caldera stoppered, hurricane humbled to off-shore, pre-schooler sulk. Here’s to the repression Arab hip-hop. Here’s to not fussing about...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 127–128.
Published: 01 May 2017
... flasks and we all watch the sun stoop low. A whole whale underground and a stoop to lift reach under it why never only ever do it when you really really need it through the whispered clouds what do we have? Only times of harsh clenching when this is not one of those and it is only when you...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 54–56.
Published: 01 November 2013
... wouldn’t tell my brother this. He was still shouting. I’m never doing this again. Do you hear me? Never. He kept his eyes on the road. You can die next time for all I care. He kept driving, and there wasn’t much farther to go. I wanted him to turn the tape player on, for us to have a soundtrack...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 50–51.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Naïma Msechu © 2021 Naïma Msechu 2021 Naïma Msechu Diners Under a cobalt sky sits a diner. The diner is never full and never empty. Inside is a man who holds forth about dinosaurs, who both mourns their death and proclaims his plans for a rehabilitation center à la Jurassic Park. He lives...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 95–105.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., this noble unfaith can nei- ther feel nor trust love, so much does unfaith enlarge desire. And unfaith never allows desire any rest in any fidelity but, in the fear of not being loved enough, continually distrusts desire. So high is unfaith that it continually fears either that it does...