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the minnesota review (2018) 2018 (90): 47.
Published: 01 May 2018
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (96): 82–100.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Mitchell Gauvin What do experiential poet Bruce Andrews and former Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly have in common? On the surface, almost nothing—the former is a highly regarded, retired academic and the latter a disgraced TV host and conservative partisan. For a brief four minutes in 2006, however...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (82): 151–160.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and fifties. They all nonetheless engage with what Lizabeth Cohen terms the postwar “Consumers’ Republic,” in which “good consumer” became synonymous with “good citizen.” What is the cultural work of literary fiction in a milieu in which nothing, it seems, exists outside the terms of commodity exchange...
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the minnesota review (2010) 2010 (75): 101–108.
Published: 01 November 2010
... postulated in the mode of a negative theology. It indicates not a mystical nothingness but simply the ex that creates the exposition of existence. Not nothing = no thing, but nothing = the very thing of passing and of sharing, among us, from us to us, from the world...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 20–26.
Published: 01 November 2015
... me with food and a place to stay, I will see her for the driftless grownup she is. “Did you ask about jobs today?” “Nothing,” Jarret says, “I checked.” He is the assistant manager at the Abercrombie & Fitch in the Chestnut Hill Mall. I get up and sweep the wood floor...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (95): 5–7.
Published: 01 November 2020
... falling out I say it means you want me very badly Another whiteboy heartbreaker asks what I do I tell him I invented whiskey sours I m a sommelier for root vegetables I run a book club for fans of One Direction The screenwriter William Goldman said about Hollywood: Nobody knows nothing He meant...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 25–26.
Published: 01 May 2005
... and I do. It wasn't orders, psychic numbing, quiet rage, rule by Nobody, Banality of Evil or evil of banality Nothing is more misunderstood than this obscenity we call breathing. And Lynndie England sits outside her trailer alone under a tarantula sky, sucking gold from...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 42–43.
Published: 01 May 2013
... her hands she gives a description of her hands   nothing budges                    in her hands —​the beginning                       of a long story —​nude                            in her hands —​a connection                             to the spine nothing works by itself...
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the minnesota review (2015) 2015 (85): 47–53.
Published: 01 November 2015
... beats louder than mine. Enok’s heart beats just behind mine. The whale’s heart, I cannot hear it. But it is there. The ice sheet is supposed to be landlocked. The others insist that there is nothing beneath it but bedrock. That I am allowing the permafrost and the diminishing sunlight and my...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 41–49.
Published: 01 November 2022
... just turned sixteen yesterday. My mom kept promising a party whose sworn luxuries grew less impressive as the days went by, the concert venue shrinking into a dinner at Rocco s for ten, five, three, two; the new iPhone devolving into money, a day trip to the beach, nothing at all. Her need for my favor...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 50–52.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Benjamin S. Grossberg 50   51 And yet nothing happened that summer. I was initiated into nothing. I knew enough to understand there were other experiences, places nearby I could legally walk into, where all manner of consumption was possible...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 77–94.
Published: 01 November 2021
... his eyes. As a blind man he would be exactly as much a human personality as before. I should not have touched the person in him at all. I should have destroyed nothing but his eyes (71). Importantly, for Weil and our argument here, the impersonal is irreducibly connected to embodiment and materiality...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 37–45.
Published: 01 November 2013
.... That night, I dreamed about sultry-eyed Jenna Dawes. In the dream, I was a math teacher cleaning off my desk after a school day. She opened the classroom door and walked in wearing nothing but a white bra and panties. “I see you shooting basketballs every day,” she said, squeezing my upper arm...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (86): 7–15.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in Bloomingdales. “I need some cash,” she says. They all need some cash. Never pry, my boss says, you don’t wanna get emotionally invested. Every customer is just a transaction. But there’s something about this chick. “What did you bring to pawn?” I ask her. “Nothing.” “We’re a pawn...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 180–188.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to theory is not something outside the act of theorizing but inside it. Resistance, he insisted, is intrinsic to the theoretical enterprise itself. Theory works as a practice that raises questions about itself, and resistance operates as nothing less than its built-in precondition. Can...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 95–121.
Published: 01 November 2021
.... Serres calls it the domain of the quasi. At stake thereby is an as if that is, properly speaking, nothing on its own. But nevertheless, this as if substantiates virtually the localities of the global human condition with force and power. Technical objects are accommodated in the vicarious orders...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 24–26.
Published: 01 May 2017
... for nothing more in return, as if there’s nothing you deserve. Loneliness rolls off you like sweat. Our girls watch you from beneath their hoods. You are different from the boys they know, who breed the sled dogs and repair the roofs. They seek out your heat. We see how they follow you, fitting...
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the minnesota review (2023) 2023 (100): 48.
Published: 01 May 2023
... because a poem is waiting inside whenever I take the 1 downtown. On the longest night of the year, I told myself that nothing would hurt as much as this. Not even the truth, stuck under the rib of my lung like a lost, hard chord. There s more light on this small, selfish island than you ll ever see...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 35.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Kathryn Merwin © 2016 Kathryn Merwin 2016 Kathryn Merwin Sear History repeats itself, skipping like a broken cassette, slim reels torn from the gut       and suddenly, gone. Nothing exists       unless somebody writes it, folds it       between fingers...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 55–56.
Published: 01 May 2013
...? Existence is nothing more than experience divided by endurance. If it can be sliced, it can be survived. Think of me as the broken you —​ the part of you you know needs more than a splint and a bandage. I am the fracture,        the busted bone you refuse to lose. I am that rhyme...