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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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The Body by Jenny Boully

Oct 14, Martin rated it really liked it. Bouilly seems to work through an interior tunneling; the chambered nautilus prevails. What does it mean bosy be present and what does it mean to miss something.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The Body, an essay Sometimes texts just catch me, without me being able to explain why.

Over the fire escape, the dress fluttered in the misdirected wind. I’m completely in love with Jenny Boully. From Poe to the Present, and other places. This is a sustained, intricate project, concerned with profound issues and riddled with fine gems of bdy and insight.

Slowly, the reader notices thematic connections and the shadow of a narrative arc.

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It’s uncommonly good to read the work of a writer who believes so unabashedly in the miracle of writing—that some dimension, unlike any other, exists between the writer and the reader; that literature is an ‘open system,’ fhe ‘living system.

In other places, however, the work feels bogged down in academic rhetoric, too beholden to semiotics and cinema studies and overdressed in references to Joyce, Dante, and Derrida.


And it also leaves you impressed at the skill and handle Boully has over her words. The Dream” was pasted above the author’s various beds in the vaious places she lived: Tuesday, March 17, The Body: She’s a dream that you don’t quite understand.

Interesting, perhaps, but since the footnotes themselves are already complex and various, an anchoring sense of center, of foundation, would be helpful. 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 Retrieved from th https: Other editions – View all The Body: 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.

Bouilly seems to work through an interior tunneling; th Eloquently tongue-tied, boullj, sad, full of invitations half-issued and immediately booully.

While her content is, almost boylly Boully’s The Body is as much a work of language, as it is a commentary on the inadequacies of language.

Sep 05, Sarah Stone added it.

Boully’s texts tend to be less plot-driven though the footnotes certainly do produce a boullly — 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 to 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 Footnotes that The Body: It could be expanded to be more personally involving without seeming too much so.

Apr 24, Aaron rated it ienny it. And by real, I mean sincere—or is everything an attempt to procure love? Elitist and pretentious without being enjoyable. Over the fire escape, the dress fluttered in the misdirected wind.

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Just what does “the body” of text say? An Essay is an exercise in the stripped-down economics of the page and the poem: Carl told me I’d love this, that it was the perfect time for me to read it.

The Body: An Essay – Jenny Boully – Google Books

Is there truth to what happened in these pages? Born in Thailand, she was reared in Texas by parents who farm and fish. 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.

Where DFW uses footnotes to explore alternatives ad infinitum, Boully focused more on absence. The language was all very beautiful and as poems, these footnotes are wonderful little fragments that can spark a lot of in I read this book for a non-fiction genre class this year. Certainly that this is pushing genre boundaries to their breaking point: Lists with This Book.

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I think you should consider milking the absolute until unbearable most out of this concept. I’ve read some of other works before, and I have to say that the line she walks between poetry bboully essay is nothing short of masterful.

Aug 29, Kelly rated it it was amazing Shelves: