([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully


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  • [one love affair]*
  • Jenny Boully
  • English
  • 06 March 2018
  • 9780977901906

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READ & DOWNLOAD one love affair* í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB REVIEW [one love affair]* In meanings romanticized memories and fleeting moments rather than clear narrative or linear time Boully explores the spaces between too much and barely enough fecundity and decay the sublime and the disgusting wholeness and emptiness love and loneliness in a world where life can be interpreted as a series of love affairs that are unwilling to complete. enjoyable amusing non linear narrativeobscurity balanced with familiarrevisited images was a bit vexed by all the citations but it had merit and made for some very interesting titles some gemsShe would remember an orange boat tied to a dock a dock that she wanted and know that it wasn t him but the water she was in love withcould not help her to accept the fact that in living some things are just broken and therefore own their own beautyIn the vase of hydrangeas the hydrangeas suited the vase rather well excepting of course the bumblebee that wished to but could take its place among them How else to motion to the figs that they were readied for uartering In the bowl filled with water the green beans floated on the surface as if they had never been loved by the bottom of anything

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READ & DOWNLOAD one love affair* í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB REVIEW [one love affair]* Poetry one love affair meditates on mud daubers Duras and the deaths of mentally ill and drug addicted lovers blurring fiction essay and memoir in an extended prose poem that is as much as study of how we read as it is a treatise on the language of love affairs a language of hidden messages coded words cryptic gestures and suspicionAs with Jenny Boully. I ve admired Jenny Boully s writing since first seeing it anthologized in Great American Prose Poems but had not thought about her work for many years Then I stumbled on this powerful essay of hers on pot Thai Thai cooking and her Thai identity in an old Triuarterly and realized it was high time to re engage book is divided into three sections For me the first section titled one love affair like the title of the book without the asterisk dragged somewhat while reading it I considered abandoning the book unfinished The language was admittedly lyrical but the vessel that contained it felt so formless that I was constantly losing my focus losing the thread And the use of repetition didn t always succeed at creating the emotional effects it seemed to be trying for For me the book hit its stride in the second section He Wrote in Code a long prose poem or lyrical essay that with much greater directness and vivid specificity than the first section elegizes the untimely death of a flawed unfaithful lover with schizophrenia uote It wasn t so much that I was losing you it was that I was losing the magical way in which you saw the worldThis second section also paints a fascinating picture of a woman who feels conflicted with regard to the idea of being pregnant I ve gotten to a point where I think I ve read one too many poems enthusiastically celebrating pregnancy childbirth motherhood etc etc so it was refreshing to come across this darkly ambivalent take on the subject I am too often pregnant in my dreams and it does bother me somewhat that I refuse delivery when it needs to happen claiming that I can t have my baby because I won t be pregnant any and that is where the emptiness begins And later For me pregnancy is a thought that is blue green something that shimmers and sparkles and is found only entangled deep in sea caught in deadly anemones clutching sea grass And later Mud dauber females create the nest but I have never seen their young emerging only the holes left behindOne characteristic feature of Boully s writing is a willingness to make the self appear ugly even as the lyricism of her language remains unimpeachably lovely There is always a self excoriating process of self examination going on in her writing she is constantly turning over the dirt of what she seems to view as her own nature of what she seems to view as human nature and presenting it in all its imperfections its sometimes sick and stunted weirdness its tendencies toward spite and pettiness and self pity A passage from the third section There Is Scarcely More Than There Is that resonated with me I was not uite twelve when they told me that I was ugly I kept thinking about it the injustice done to characters and how they will have to at the beuest of a heartless author carry something ill with them their whole lives In my case ugliness In my case self hate I m well aware that the I in poetry should never be assumed to be the writer herself but the willingness to impute ugliness to that I is nonetheless something I find courageous a rarityWhat I think is Boully s greatest strength though is her inexhaustible experimentation though all the works I have read by her have been prose poems lyrical essays there is immense variation in how she approaches this medium in each individual piece He appeared then from Great American Prose Poems has a radically different structure from A Short Essay on Being which in turn differs dramatically in its structure from either one love affair or He Wrote in Code even though they are all prose poems lyrical essays In He Wrote in Code Boully uotes the author Carole Maso saying So that the form takes as many risks as the content this could be taken as Boully s overall writing motto

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READ & DOWNLOAD one love affair* í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB REVIEW [one love affair]* 's debut book The Body 2002 one love affair is full of gaps and fissures and seduces its reader by drawing unexpected but felicitous linkages between disparate citations from the history of literature a work that is filled with the exegetical projection of our own imagination Christian Bok Maisonneuve Told through fragments that accrete through uncerta. A striking fragmented and obsessive text trying to make sense of memories of a short termed love and their death Lyrical scrawlings hold weight alongside embedded uotes from philosophical writers and poets stealing from art history as a way to make sense of her own history A prose poem or a notebook always mirroring itself weaving in and out of self awareness and potent idealizations There s a sense of absence in the text and codes that can never be solved making the absence of the lover depicted seem all the devastating peculiar and real


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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully I've admired Jenny Boully's writing since first seeing it anthologized in Great American Prose Poems but had not thought about her work for many years Then I stumbled on this powerful essay of hers on pot Thai Thai cooking and her Thai identity in an old Triuarterly and realized it was high time to re engage book is divided into three sections For me the first section titled one love affair like the title of the book without the a

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully This is a dense book of prose poems that uses footnotes to literature the author is reading at the time she is writing At least that is what I think is going on Unusual to have footnotes in a poetry book but this is a cross gendre book weaving in words from other authors Jenny Boully is a lyrical writer and I love the many images that float and weave through the book each section folding in on itself with repetitions that breathe familiarit

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully Jenny Boully À 6 READ & DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Jenny Boully A little book that really took off for me in the second prose poemlyrical essay There are some beautiful lines and I liked the citations of other authors they were little Easter eggs for me Was only 60ish pages felt like it'd be perfectly suited for somewhere outdoors on a spring day Though mental illness and

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully This book feels and probably is a project book where Boully takes three stages of a relationship or so I'm reading it maybe it's one stage three times? and kind of presents it as annotations to other things she is reading The three sections are themselves made up of fragments which are often either informed by or directly taken from texts that Boully is reading at the time So there's a little bit of Reality Hu

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully Jenny Boully À 6 READ & DOWNLOAD Prose poem essay on writing proof by example reading as an act of stealing art from the artist to justify one's own choices musing doodling repurposing of other's ideas this short work was hard for me to get my head around not least because it

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully A striking fragmented and obsessive text trying to make sense of memories of a short termed love and their death Lyrical scrawlings hold weight alongside embedded uotes from philosophical writers and poets stealing from art history as a way to make sense of her own history A prose poem or a notebook always mirroring its

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    DOWNLOAD ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB À Jenny Boully ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully Jenny Boully À 6 READ & DOWNLOAD Because spring is not uite summer Jenny Boully’s one love affair is the perfect book of poetry to read in summe

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully enjoyable amusing non linear narrativeobscurity balanced with familiarrevisited images was a bit vexed by all the citations but it had merit and made for some very interesting titles some gemsShe would remember an orange boat tied to a dock a dock that she wanted and know that it wasn't him but the water she was in love withcould

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully This book didn't catch me the way her other The Body did I thought the cover is one of the prettiest I've seen lately; I loved the literary references throughout a writer talking about writing through writing never fails t

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    ([one love affair]*) PDF KINDLE µ Jenny Boully I wish that I could give this book 10 stars This tiny little book 65 pages is so intensely beautiful that it gave me butterflies in my stomach

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