Z e t e o
Reading, Looking, Listening, . . . Questioning
Categories: Review | 4 Comments
Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

By William Eaton   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).   I.  The Articulate Inarticulate An early reader of Emily Dickinson’s poems used this phrase—“the articulate inarticulate”—to describe her, and […]

Review

Notes of a Year of James Baldwin By Rachel Corbman Review of the opening session of the Year of Baldwin, New York Live Arts, April 2014. Click here for PDF version.   The definitive James Baldwin documentary, The Price of the Ticket (1989), memorably opens with archival footage from a British television interview that aired shortly before the novelist […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment

The Groups We Belong To   By Walter Cummins   Review of The Big Picture: America in Panorama, from the collection of Josh Sapan (New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2013) {Click for pdf wherein, inter alia, the pictures are larger}   The Big Picture: America in Panorama celebrates both the possibilities of the panoramic camera and […]

Review
Categories: Review | 2 Comments

Revisiting this Proverbial Question of Equal Opportunity Review of No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson (Harvard University Press, 2012) {click for pdf} By Moorel Bey And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity […]

Review
Categories: Review | 2 Comments

Scent and Subversion By Jeffrey M. Barnes Review of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume by Barbara Herman (Lyons Press 2013)     The paradox and beauty of perfume is that it operates on multiple levels: the rational and the irrational; the visceral, the cognitive and the aesthetic. Perfume’s power is that […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment

Poetry as Conversation By William Eaton   Discussion, orchestrated by William Eaton, of Haikus du temps présent by Mayuzumi Madoka, translated into French by Corinne Atlan (Philippe Picquier, 2012).[1]   In a museum gift shop I came across a book of translations, Haiku Love, credited to Alan Cummings of the School of Oriental and African […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment

The Evolution of Dinner By Claire Stewart A review of Three Squares: The Invention of the American Meal by Abigail Carroll (Basic Books, 2013) [click for pdf]   Food historian Abigail Carroll’s debut book, Three Squares: the Invention of the American Meal, explores the historical reasons why we eat what we do, and when. Combing […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment

Torture: Fact and Fiction By Jennifer Dean 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) [click for pdf] Screening Torture, a collection of essays exploring portrayals of torture in film and television after 9/11¸ includes work by a […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment

Photographing the Soul A review of The Iconic Photographs by Steve McCurry (Phaidon reprint edition, 2012; first published by Art and Architecture, 2011) By Walter Cummins [click for pdf] Two-thirds into Steve McCurry’s Iconic Photographs I thought I was encountering a group of happy men, their smiling faces lined in a row. Then I realized […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment
George Bush as The Joker, caricature

The Chosen Comedians Jewish Joking from Nineteenth Century Europe to Twenty-First Century Israel   By Daniel Taub A review of No Joke: Making Jewish Humor by Ruth R. Wisse (Princeton University Press, 2013) Image—also entitled “No Joke”—is from Drew Friedman, the author of The Fun Never Stops, Old Jewish Comedians, and More Old Jewish Comedians. The […]

Review
Categories: Review | Add a Comment

Katrina van Grouw’s Picked Bones, Plucked Hens, Plumed Skeletons By Edward F. Mooney Review of The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw (Princeton University Press, 2013). Click for pdf.   I have always pictured birds in flight, singly or in flocks, or tending eggs; regal swans, slowly drifting, or birds swooping down for a fish […]

Review

Recent Comments

Categories: Review | Add a Comment
Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

Katrina van Grouw’s Picked Bones, Plucked Hens, Plumed Skeletons By Edward F. Mooney Review of The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw (Princeton University Press, 2013). Click for pdf.   I have always pictured birds in flight, singly or in flocks, or tending eggs; regal swans, slowly drifting, or birds swooping down for a fish […]

Review

July 25, 2017

[…] Gun. Pour ses explorations des traductions, vers le français, de la poésie, voir, par example, Translating Dickinson, Poetry as Conversation, et Dylan, Nobel, Paris, Chimes Flashing. Some readers may also find of […]

read more... join the conversation >
Categories: Review | Add a Comment
Arabian Red Fox, photograph by Jem Babbington, appears on Birds of Saudi Arabia website

Katrina van Grouw’s Picked Bones, Plucked Hens, Plumed Skeletons By Edward F. Mooney Review of The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw (Princeton University Press, 2013). Click for pdf.   I have always pictured birds in flight, singly or in flocks, or tending eggs; regal swans, slowly drifting, or birds swooping down for a fish […]

Review

July 25, 2017

[…] Sex, Politics—is due out in 2017. His previous, Emily-Dickinson-related, multilingual writing: Translating Dickinson (into French) and Dickinson — Sex, Spanish, Stew. Some readers might also be interested in Beyond […]

read more... join the conversation >
Categories: Essay | Add a Comment

Katrina van Grouw’s Picked Bones, Plucked Hens, Plumed Skeletons By Edward F. Mooney Review of The Unfeathered Bird by Katrina van Grouw (Princeton University Press, 2013). Click for pdf.   I have always pictured birds in flight, singly or in flocks, or tending eggs; regal swans, slowly drifting, or birds swooping down for a fish […]

Essay

July 23, 2017

[…] my proposition that a life so lived, so noticing, is a fuller life, a life more zoomed in—see On Savoring, Zeteo, December […]

read more... join the conversation >
« Previous PageNext Page »