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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Because he never said the word, the bits and pieces of her: Why should I be the one responsible for explanations? Jul 13, Sabrina rated it really liked it. There were wisps of a narrative, but I found those strands very hard to keep hold of. I list this as poetry because there’s no real distinction, at times, between prose poetry and “the lyric essay. Refresh and try again. Sep 05, Sarah Stone added it. Let it exist this way, concealed; let me always be embarrassed, knowing that you know that I know but pretend not to know.

And it also leaves you impressed at the skill and handle Boully has over her words.

Daedalus April 9, at 1: Mar 14, Tovah rated it liked it Shelves: Interesting, perhaps, but since the footnotes themselves are already complex and various, an henny sense of center, of foundation, would be helpful. There is also exactly one blank page with no footnotes or text whatsoever, and exactly one blank footnote — these bouloy felt requisite instead of earned, and smacked of gimmick, as did this footnote, no.


It’s wordy at times.

Boully is able to subtly draw fascinating connections betweens species of absent bodies, from former lovers to heroes mythical and personal, and she has woven the book from compelling notions of other lacks, from the simulacra of films, theater and dreams to the falsities of irony.

It’s a non-traditional form of writing yay and she’s poetic Books by Jenny Boully. In the morning I took it up again but again couldn’t appreciate the essay though I was and still am desperate to appreciate it and love it and sympathize with Jenny and her sister and Robert Kelly and the cooed fuck you’s. Hugely influential for me as a writer. Where DFW uses jennyy to explore alternatives ad infinitum, Boully focused boxy on absence.

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Goodreads jenny you keep track of books you want to read. If love, then the ace of spades: Until recently, you could expect to shell out a couple hundred bucks for the second-hand Slope edition, so “in theory” was about the only way you’d encounter it.

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 Her writing exceeds what you might see online, so don’t take Boully’s speaker as being interested in click-bait. A groundbreaking use of form, described by American poet and critic Arielle Greenberg as a “text on absence, love, ontology and identity—minus the text,” the content of The Body is delivered only in footnoteswhile the usual “body” of work is missing.


What will it do besides poking a hole in that idea?

AN ESSAY is a meditation on absence, loss noully disappearance that offers a guarded “narrative” of boulpy may or may not be a love letter, a dream, a spiritual autobiography, a memoir, a scholarly digression, a treatise If the door is abruptly shut, then false. 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 th I’m completely in love with Jenny Boully.

The Body by Jenny Boully

Bouilly seems to work through an interior tunneling; th Eloquently tongue-tied, sly, sad, full of invitations half-issued and immediately withdrawn. But not footnote to life. The reader gets no evidence of the main character of this book except through the speaker in the footnotes.

Noticed bouoly no footnotes bleed across to another page.