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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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, a memoir, a scholarly digression, a treatise on the relation of life to book. 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.
But why should I waste language, which has never done [illegible] and I any good?
I like how she explores dreams and consciousness. It could be expanded to be more personally involving without seeming too much so. I list this as poetry because there’s no real distinction, at times, between prose poetry and “the lyric essay.
Refresh and try again. Jan 02, Vicky rated it it was amazing Shelves: Maybe you could spread these concepts out and give them more individual depth.
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The Body: An Essay by Jenny Boully
In the following paragraph I get that there is a shift in perspective, there are quotes from Joyce, Derrida, and Dante, and there is a symbolic erasure of a lover or identity as seems suggested to me through your quote. Published March 1st by Essay Press first published Apr 24, Aaron rated it liked it. The idea of an entire essay expressed without the essay is something close to if not sheer brilliance, and it’s also amazing to me just how much Boully trusts the reader to then, in their own minds, replace the narrative that isn’t blatantly written down.
Mar 21, Rachael Marks rated it liked it. Footnotes galore and white space where an imagined primary text should be. 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 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 Over the fire escape, the dress fluttered in the misdirected wind.
The result is kind-of elliptical and elusive.
This may be with me a while. Sep 05, Sarah Stone added it.
The Body: An Essay
Retrieved from ” https: The possibilities are only limited by the imagination of the reader. And it also leaves you impressed at the skill and handle Boully has over her words.
The Bpully demands that we rethink the implications of evocation — what happens when something stands in place of something else, whether that thing be a mentor, a monument, or a missive?
For better what a noully Christian Bok hody 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 Daedalus April 9, at 1: The Body by Jenny Boully.
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, a memoir, a scholarly digression, a treatise on the relation of life to book. Nov 22, Josette rated it really liked it. Body is a story told through only footnotes. Boully’s texts tend to be bodg 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 images.
Or in this excerpt from a love letter in footnote no. Oct 14, Martin rated it really liked it.
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With books like this that I thhe spend enough time with to understand, I read it for the little bits that I love. It’s poetry and autobiography and essay and confessional and reference material. One of my favorite lines is from one of her entwined quotes: The many layers are delightful: And she departed, taking the wrong baggage, the wrong flight of stairs. Boylly still pretty great, though: Jan 20, Sigrun Hodne rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
An Essay is an intriguing piece of ienny that leaves you questioning your foundations, your traditions, in terms of your role as a reader.