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The Iconic Photographs by Steve McCurry (Phaidon reprint edition, 2012; first published by Art and Architecture, 2011)Welcome to Zeteo Reviews

In its 2015 stage of (never-ending) evolution, Zeteo has not been reviewing books, although we are writing about them constantly in our main, Zeteo is Reading pieces. Below are the books reviewed in our previous phase, with links to the review texts. Image is from The Iconic Photographs by Steve McCurry (Phaidon reprint edition, 2012; first published by Art and Architecture, 2011). See Walter Cummins’ review: Photographing the Soul

— Wm. Eaton, Editor, December 2015

 

Past Reviews

Hélène Cixous’s Tomb(e)
Review of Tomb(e) by Hélène Cixous, translated by Laurent Milesi (Seagull Books, 2014). Distributed by The University of Chicago Press.
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

Of Courtesans, Concubines, and Extraordinary Women
Review of Courtesans, Concubines, and the Cult of Female Fidelity: Gender and Social Change in China, 1000-1400 by Beverly Bossler (Harvard University Press, 2012).
Reviewed by William Eaton in conjunction with Heather Luciano

What is Permitted- To People and Bonobos
Review of The Bonobo and the Atheist by Frans De Waal (W. W. Norton, 2014).
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

All I Want is a Job!
Review of All I Want Is A Job! Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System by Mary Gatta (Stanford University Press, 2014).
Reviewed by Moorel Bey

What matters about Why Internet Porn Matters
Review of Why Internet Porn Matters by Margaret Grebowicz (Stanford University Press, 2013)
Reviewed by Alexia Raynal

Culinary Star Wars
Review of The Cultivation of Taste: Chefs and the Organization of Fine Dining by Christel Lane (Oxford University Press, 2014)
Reviewed by Claire Stewart

Translating Dickinson
A discussion of four Emily Dickinson poems in the context of Françoise Delphy’s French translations appearing in Poésies complètes : Edition bilingue français-anglais by Emily Dickinson and Françoise Delphy (Flammarion, 2009).
By William Eaton

Notes of a Year of James Baldwin
A review of the opening session of the Year of Baldwin, New York Live Arts, April 2014.
Reviewed by Rachel Corbman

The Groups We Belong To
A review of The Big Picture: America in Panorama, from the collection of Josh Sapan (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2013)
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

Revisiting this Proverbial Question of Equal Opportunity
A review of No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson (Harvard University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Moorel Bey

Scent and Subversion
A review of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume by Barbara Herman (Lyons Press 2013)
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Barnes

Poetry as Conversation
Discussion, orchestrated by William Eaton, of Haikus du temps présent by Mayuzumi Madoka, translated into French by Corinne Atlan (Philippe Picquier, 2012)

The Evolution of Dinner
A review of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal by Abigail Carroll (Basic Books, 2013)
Reviewed by Claire Stewart

Torture: Fact and Fiction
A review of Screening Torture: Media Representations of State Terror and Political Domination, edited by Michael Flynn and Fabiola F. Salek (Columbia University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Jennifer Dean

Photographing the Soul
A review of The Iconic Photographs by Steve McCurry (Phaidon reprint edition, 2012; first published by Art and Architecture, 2011)
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

The Chosen Comedians
A review of No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth R. Wisse (Princeton University Press, 2013)
Reviewed by Daniel Taub

The Unfeathered Bird
A review of The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw (Princeton University Press, 2013).
Reviewed by Edward F. Mooney

After von Trotta’s Arendt
Taking off from Hannah Arendt (2013), directed by Margarethe von Trotta; screenplay by Pam Katz and Margarethe von Trotta (screenplay); with Barbara Sukowa in the title role.
Notes by William Eaton

Eating Intelligent Beings
A review of Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by Margo DeMello (Columbia University Press, 2012); Animal Rights Without Liberation: Applied Ethics and Human Obligations by Alasdair Cochrane (Columbia University Press, 2012); and Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights by Élisabeth de Fontenay (University of Minnesota Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

Environmental Philosophy and the Question of Origins
A review of Biogea, by Michel Serres. Translated by Randolph Burks (Univocal, 2012); distributed by University of Minnesota Press
Reviewed by Ashok Karra

The Personal, the Political, and the Intellectual
A review of Finding Oneself in the Other by G.A. Cohen (Princeton University Press, 2013)
Reviewed by William Eaton

The Destruction of a Presidency
A review of The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America by James T. Patterson (Basic Books, 2012)
Reviewed by Alan Stein

Thoreau Looms Up Bigger and Bigger
A review of Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates, edited by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis(University of Iowa Press, 2012)
Reviewed by William Eaton

Nothing to Sniff At
A review of The Art of Scent, an exhibit at The Museum of Arts & Design, Columbus Circle, New York City, November 20, 2012 to February 24, 2013.
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Barnes

We Are Also What We Eat With
A review of Consider the Fork: A History of How we Cook and Eat by Bee Wilson (Basic Books, 2012)
Reviewed by Claire Stewart

“The past is always fictional”: Crypto-Jews and the Search for Identity in El Iluminado
A review of El Iluminado: A Graphic Novel by Ilan Stavans and Steve Sheinkin (Basic Books, 2012)
Reviewed by Daniel Taub

The Worlds of the Ordinary
A review of On the Shoreline of Knowledge: Irish Wanderings by Chris Arthur (University of Iowa Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

From Impractical to Irreplaceable
A review of In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World, by Ian Stewart (Basic Books, 2012)
Reviewed by Bruce D. Rhodewalt

Reading Women Reading
A review of The Woman Reader by Belinda Jack (Yale University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Rachel M. Brownstein

Who’s Happy Now?
A review of Satisfaction Not Guaranteed: Dilemmas of Progress in Modern Society by Peter N. Stearns (New York University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Victoria Ludas Orlofsky

Adorno Was Right?
A review of Consuming Pleasures: Intellectuals and Popular Culture in the Postwar World by Daniel Horowitz(University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)
Reviewed by William Eaton

Memory Stor(i)es
A review of Memory: Fragments of a Modern History by Alison Winter (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Stuart Johnson

Into the Vegetable Garden
A review of Vegetables: A Biography by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Stephanie Tsank

Seeking Creatural Diversity
A review of Polymorphous Domesticities: Pets, Bodies, and Desire in Four Modern Writers by Juliana Schiesari (University of California Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Walter Cummins

For Want of Wonder
A review of Floating Gold: A Natural (& Unnatural) History of Ambergris by Christopher Kemp (The University of Chicago Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Jeffrey M. Barnes

The Price of Uranium: the Congo and Hammarsköld
A review of Who Killed Hammarskjold? The UN, The Cold War and White Supremacy in Africa by Susan Williams (Columbia University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Paul Kelly

Sutra as Power Play
A review of The Platform Sutra of the Sixth Patriarch: The Text of the Tun-Huang Manuscript, translated by Philip B. Yampolsky, and Readings of the Platform Sutra, edited by Morten Schlutter and Stephen F. Teiser (both from Columbia University Press, 2012)
Reviewed by William Eaton

Surface and Depth, Medicine and Art
A review of The Art of Medicine: Over 2,000 Years of Images and Imagination by Julie Anderson, Emma Barnes, and Emma Shackleton (The University of Chicago Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Stuart Johnson

James Watt Did Not Want Information to Be Free
A review of The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry & Innovation by William Rosen (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Reviewed by Clifford D. Conner

A Contingent Historical Thing: American Artists in a House Divided
A review of A House Divided: American Art since 1995 by Anne Middleton Wagner (University of California Press, 2012)
Reviewed by Keith Muchowski