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Bellevue Literary Review [Vol 08, No 2; Fall 2008] (2008)

by Danielle Ofri (Editor)

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This issue of the biannual literary journal is one of the best I’ve read, and one of its few themed issues -- here on disability, as editor Danielle Ofri writes in the Foreword:

...as though disability were one single thing. The assumption is that the various disabilities have sufficient overriding similarities to live comfortably and logically alongside each other in one single category. {...} Maybe it is actually those who are not disabled who have more in common with each other. There is the shared obliviousness to the general functioning of the human body -- all systems humming invisibly, soothing the organism with blissful denial of the thousands of interconnecting elements. It is only when these components falter that awareness blunders in. We learn that there is no end to the permutations of debility that can unhinge us {...} So perhaps it is the non-disabled who should be saddled with the constricting, uniform label {...} “temporarily able.”

It’s sadder than most volumes, and I noticed connections between pieces placed alongside one another more so than in other volumes. My favorite entries are the short stories Plazoleta and Chromosome Four, and the poems My Friend Paul Says and Where God Must Sleep. ( )
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