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“I am a man who likes talking to a man who likes to talk.” — Sydney Greenstreet’s memorable line in The Maltese Falcon, made in 1941. Seventy years later, in our electronic age, we might rephrase this “I like following websites that websites like to follow.” The lines came to my mind in the wake of WordPress, magnanimously, […]

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 14 April 2013 To blog or not to blog. The question is does it make you a better writer? Maria Konnikova, a writer and a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Columbia University, argues that it does. In her article “Why […]

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 14 April 2013 To blog or not to blog. The question is does it make you a better writer? Maria Konnikova, a writer and a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Columbia University, argues that it does. In her article “Why […]

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July 26, 2018

A point of information... This book was translated as "A Fortnight in the Wilderness" and included as Appendix 2 in "Democracy In America: Historical-Critical Edition", edited by Eduardo Nolla. There this amazing text can be read in full. It is worth comparing the translation by James Schleifer to your own. In particular, the rendering of "désert" to "wilderness" is most intriguing.

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 14 April 2013 To blog or not to blog. The question is does it make you a better writer? Maria Konnikova, a writer and a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Columbia University, argues that it does. In her article “Why […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 14 April 2013 To blog or not to blog. The question is does it make you a better writer? Maria Konnikova, a writer and a doctoral candidate in Psychology at Columbia University, argues that it does. In her article “Why […]

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July 16, 2018

Thanks a lot, Steve. And, continuing the segue-ing, here's an old (and traditional) Gary Snyder poem I just came across yesterday: Seaman’s Ditty I’m wondering where you are now Married, or mad, or free: Wherever you are you’re likely glad, But memory troubles me. We could’ve had us children, We could’ve had a home— But you thought not, and I thought not, And these nine years we roam. Today I worked in the deep dark tanks, And climbed out to watch the sea: Gulls and salty waves pass by, And mountains of Araby. I’ve travelled the lonely oceans And wandered the...

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