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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 24.
Published: 01 November 2013
... in test tubes. I imagined birthing a small pond to drown secret keys, but it was just steam that appeared in magic tricks. I was punished for lynching dolls and calling it “Indian Rope Trick.” In bathtubs they all produced the same occu- pied stare whether lifeguard or murder victim...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 24.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., cricket gospels & every single captive home? La, I do not know, have not experienced, fail & only care about death, endings without ambition, missing refuse, slow nudity & sunset snails reclining in a trick net. minnesota review 94 (2020) DOI 10.1215/00265667-8128139 © 2020 Stine An 24 ...
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the minnesota review (2016) 2016 (87): 6.
Published: 01 November 2016
... into the envelope taped beneath my underwear drawer. My hustling uncle taught me this trick, inspired my careful hiding. Deception, a tool honed and wielded proudly, the reward for an unsupervised child. minnesota review 87 (2016) DOI 10.1215/00265667-3630532  © 2016 Rage...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (89): 55.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Corey Ginsberg © 2017 Corey Ginsberg 2017 Corey Ginsberg When Tuna Helper Needs Help Call Mom and Dad. Tell them you’ve blown through your inheritance and are turning side-dish tricks to make rent. Mom and Dad are sturdy Stouffer’s entrees. They came intact...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 3.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Adrian Matejka © 2012 by Virginia Tech 2012 Adrian Matejka Radio Astronomy There isn’t enough room in Jansky’s sky-sized bag of tricks for this one. Beneath the night’s stepped-on hem: wide-eyed children camp out for the first time, thin sheen of polythene between...
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the minnesota review (2007) 2007 (68): 29–33.
Published: 01 May 2007
... a college-kid diversion, had only gotten worse in his later years. Which was why people were always talking about Sniff. 30 the minnesota review “You ever hear the trick he pulled on his own kid?” asked Sherm. “The zipper-inspection thing?” I asked...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 33–37.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Ace Clamber aceclamber@gmail.com Copyright © 2022 Ace Clamber 2022 Ace Clamber The Pigeon King I tricked my dad into being friends with me. We talk all the time, he just doesn t know he s talking to his own kid. Tricked is a dangerous word to use as a trans guy something we re often...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (80): 48–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... welcome to try and find other women to sleep with but that I’m fine and his face falls because he thinks I am playing a trick on him. I’m not. He has no game, none at all. If I hadn’t taken matters in hand, we would still be sitting on his couch in his bachelor apartment, his arm stretching around...
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the minnesota review (2009) 2009 (71-72): 254–255.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Pamela Free © 2009 the minnesota review 2009 Pamela Free Innocent Fiction: For Michael Sprinker “We all need a fiction of innocence—Marxism is mine for the moment. The trick is to motivate the fiction as an efficacious force in the world.” —Michael Sprinker...
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the minnesota review (2017) 2017 (88): 69–82.
Published: 01 May 2017
... toward less oppressive ways of being. Stark  71 This is a complicated trick in contemporary activism. Much of the seemingly abstracted “information” —​the teleological structures, methodologies, practices, or theory —​gets assumed as separate...
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the minnesota review (2020) 2020 (94): 42–44.
Published: 01 May 2020
... (or beef or turkey) operation. Family-run. Recently fallen on hard times. Treats his animals like kings but doesn t have time for all that organic certification bullshit and basically has to trick himself into thinking they get slaughtered the same way he does it at home (which, for chick- ens, is all...
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the minnesota review (2012) 2012 (78): 41–43.
Published: 01 May 2012
... have been done to death (pardon the phrasing), Jonathan Safran Foer mas- sacred the inhabitants of a zoo. Novelists keep this cheap trick under their hats. And when they need a reliable showstopper to really affect us, out comes the rabbit. The Velveteen Rabbit. I’ll just stop...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 55–57.
Published: 01 May 2011
... developed the peculiar ability to whistle “Wildcat Victory” using only his teeth, although the trick required him to nod up and down like a bridled horse. Over the summer he decided to add “Wabash Cannonball” to his repertoire by practicing while supervising stu- dent drivers. The instructor...
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the minnesota review (2021) 2021 (97): 43–52.
Published: 01 November 2021
... that day I had held a paper bag over my face and inhaled the astringent vapors of a solvent that was, decreasingly, doing the trick. I was consumed by exhaustion later when the heiress was telling me about her dad s relationship with an Arab sheik, an oil baron, whose name by the way she enunciated it I...
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the minnesota review (2019) 2019 (93): 2–12.
Published: 01 November 2019
... your job. I shake it off by staring at the muted TV hanging in the corner. Wolf Blitzer s huge white head of hair fills the screen. He starts hiccupping. I teach him a trick where you bend over from the waist and take three huge breaths. Hiccups are really just your diaphragm getting caught in a weird...
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the minnesota review (2011) 2011 (76): 40–49.
Published: 01 May 2011
... think harder about jokes and tricks. When him and Joy Ann left, you’d told him all your jokes but two, but you sent Joy Ann a letter with them written down to give him. Him and Joy Ann went back to Norfolk, which is still in Vir- ginia but next to the ocean so they don’t have to haul ships...
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the minnesota review (2022) 2022 (99): 60–76.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is the logic of sports, or doing it the certain way, which is the logic of arts. There is little time left implies that we have to hurry because soon someone will certainly do our trick. Doing it first puts us in the race, perhaps quite fierce and difficult, but doesn t open up the unknown. Conversely...
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the minnesota review (2013) 2013 (81): 46–53.
Published: 01 November 2013
... heartbeat. The student nurse leaves, and Alisha rips the printout along the accordion paper’s perforations. She looks it over, shakes her head again, and calls my doctor over the loudspeaker. Like being an expert at anything, there are insider tricks for an opti­ mal hospital stay. If you are nice...
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the minnesota review (2005) 2005 (63-64): 211–218.
Published: 01 May 2005
... budget crises and the dwindling of full- time faculty have caused its decline. We needed to shift the spotlight, and blame the students for the decline. Frankly, we needed to substitute a cultural analysis for an economic one. (Would it be too much to say that we pioneered this trick before Karl...
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the minnesota review (2014) 2014 (83): 73–82.
Published: 01 November 2014
...” is no longer “outside” —​a space of nothingness or void into which solidity passes, never to return —​but is rather an expansive interior, a state of suspension, a haunted house. The conjur- ing tricks and transformations of industrialization were (as Marx well knew) dependent in the first and final...