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Reading, Looking, Listening, . . . Questioning

The theme of this issue is that of every Zeteo issue: Borders. We are interested in transgressing the borders between the personal, the political, and the intellectual, and in pieces that cross the boundaries between academic fields. This Fall 2014 issue—our largest and most unified to date—makes our interest in borders explicit, as the contributing […]

In Zeteo‘s New York home, this year’s spring was delayed by a long, biting winter. Low temperatures forced us to walk through spring, as Joseph Conrad suggested, “with eyes half shut, with dull ears, with dormant thoughts.” But earth is finally emerging from under the blankets of hibernation and so too does Zeteo, with a vibrant and warming Spring Issue. Walter Cummins uses […]

Zeteo has always attempted to capture the loving, passionate interests of its writers, opening a space for those who seek to question, reveal, connect, and, above all, explore. This time, however, the engagement seems more visceral—and more collaborative. This fall, our writers see meaning as something jointly constructed rather than found or asserted by a single […]

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Zeteo Fall Issue 2012. In a United States election year we began with the idea of choice. We challenged writers to speak about the choices human beings make not only in politics, but also as consumers, spectators and thinkers. We proposed that choice might be an illusion—our “choices” channeled by economic regimes, education, custom, […]

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Zeteo Fall Issue 2012. In a United States election year we began with the idea of choice. We challenged writers to speak about the choices human beings make not only in politics, but also as consumers, spectators and thinkers. We proposed that choice might be an illusion—our “choices” channeled by economic regimes, education, custom, […]

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June 14, 2018

The time that takes place in stories compared to the time that we actually live is radically abbreviated. It briskly sweeps aside all the commonplace moments that make up the long stretch of toilsome time and focuses instead on the interesting and compelling. With a mere section break or a simple transitional phrase, days, months, and whole years are disposed of as if they had no significance at all. “Then time passed slowly until the day arrived when….” A lot of important living is hidden in such a phrase. From the moment-to-moment flow of time, the storyteller lifts out only those narr...

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Zeteo Fall Issue 2012. In a United States election year we began with the idea of choice. We challenged writers to speak about the choices human beings make not only in politics, but also as consumers, spectators and thinkers. We proposed that choice might be an illusion—our “choices” channeled by economic regimes, education, custom, […]

Essay

May 11, 2018

Using personal essay, literary reference, and journalistic voice, the article plants itself on our existential doorstep while illuminating Barnes' novel one more time. Very strong. Thanks.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Zeteo Fall Issue 2012. In a United States election year we began with the idea of choice. We challenged writers to speak about the choices human beings make not only in politics, but also as consumers, spectators and thinkers. We proposed that choice might be an illusion—our “choices” channeled by economic regimes, education, custom, […]

Essay

May 10, 2018

"When these new memories suddenly came upon me … time had been placed in reverse. As if, for that moment, the river ran upstream." Stolen from Barnes's book for my poem "From the Vale for a Soul Making". Great book to write about.

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