The Body has ratings and 29 reviews. Elizabeth said: Carl told me I’d love this, that it was the perfect time for me to read it. And I did, and it wa. Jenny Boully (born ) is the author of The Book of Beginnings and Endings ( Sarabande Books, ), The Body: An Essay and [one love affair]* (Tarpaulin. The primary text is dead and gone and the subterranean text is full of dead authors: Jenny Boully’s notes collect fragments from literary and.
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As a reader, I felt that theme strongly, as I felt the loss of the main body missing from the text and found myself unsure how exactly to handle that loss.
Learn more about the author here. Carl told vody I’d love this, that it was the perfect time for me to read it. Ok, so what’s wrong with these words between the bindings? Or in this excerpt from a love letter in footnote no.
gas: The Body: An Essay by Jenny Boully
Over the fire escape, the dress fluttered in the misdirected wind. This essay challenges the very idea of text by writing notes on a nonexistent document. Jan 03, Mark rated it really liked it Recommended to Mark by: Views Read Edit View history.
But if I, in spite of my incapability, should try The experience of time translates itself into language, and language translates itself into distance, which translates itself into longing, which is the realization of time.
But not footnotes to life. Because he never said a word, the bits and pieces of her: If the door is abruptly shut, then false. Posted by Jackie at Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It may not be stored, displayed, published, reproduced, or used for any other purpose. Is there truth to what happened in these pages?
The Body: An Essay
Where DFW uses footnotes to explore alternatives ad infinitum, Boully focused more on absence. Nov 22, Josette rated it really liked it.
If love, then the ace of spades: I’m interested in essay play and I was surprised to learn that pieces of this book had been published before as poetry.
Christian Bok describes Boully’s groundbreaking text as one that “may simply annotate a fantastic biography from another reality, referring only to itself as a kind of dream within a dream Boully is herself the departed lover, stringing us along with just enough of the right words to keep us baited.
I had three cups of black coffee after dinner, finished reading Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World and it was only a little past 1. No eBook available Amazon. I list this as poetry because there’s no real distinction, at times, between prose poetry and “the lyric essay.
Seems the typography would’ve required it once or twice. I love this; it’s a brillant work. What will it do besides commenting on poking a hole in that idea? Oct 11, Max Eichelberger rated it it was ok.
The Body by Jenny Boully
I’m also a sucker for bouply work that’s dually bosy language and the inadequacies of language at the same time. I want to know her because she wants me to know her so badly but then she plays hard to get and while I love games the game has to be either well played or fresh to get my attention. AN ESSAY continues to challenge conventional notions of plot and narrative, genre and boy, theory and practice, unremittingly questioning the presumptive boundaries between reflection, imagination, and experience.
An Essay is an exercise in the stripped-down economics of the page and the poem: The reader can only fantasize about the original contexts that might have made such information significant to its author, and ultimately, implies that the body of any text consists of nothing but a void-filled with the exegetical projection of our own imagination.
Boully’s texts tend to be less plot-driven though the footnotes certainly do produce a plot — a change in a relationship and a character — as the pages turn and more interested in the accrual and juxtaposition of references, externalia, letters, dream imag One quality of a good artist, I think, is the ability bouully recognize the elements of his artform that he’s weakest at and then construct his style so that he doesn’t have to face them AN ESSAY is a meditation on absence, loss and disappearance that offers a guarded “narrative” of what may or may not be a love letter, a dream, a spiritual autobiography, jejny memoir, a scholarly digression, tye treatise on the relation of life to book.
AN ESSAY continues to challenge conventional notions of plot and narrative, genre and form, theory and practice, unremittingly questioning the presumptive boundaries between reflection, imagination, and experience. The text certainly could use another read through, but at this gody I can say that yes, I do miss something that’s not there. Tuesday, March 17, The Body: The idea is so great — a book that consists entirely of footnotes to an absent or erased text — that the book itself is sort of doomed to be better in theory than in practice.
Apr 24, Aaron rated it liked it. Although The Body is clearly not about solidity, the lack boullu presence — even erased presence — winds up feeling a bit sloppy rather than mysterious.
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