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A book by an American scholar of Japanese literature briefly discusses one of the anecdotes of The Tsurezuregusa of Kenko, a classic which dates back to the fourteenth century. The scholar, Linda Chance, offers the following translation: A priest of the Ninnaji, regretting that he had not paid his respects at Iwashimizu [a Shinto shrine […]

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For those who favor such categorizations, Marge Piercy’s poetry can easily fall under the label “Feminist Poetry.” As such, her poetry wouldn’t be an obvious first choice to bring along during the famous Carmel Car Week in August. For some reason, though, her book “The Twelve Spoke Wheel Flashing” ended up in my carry on, and […]

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Reading 4-10 November 2012 (ZiR) Texts William Eaton has been pleased to spend time with this week [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.]   4 November 2012: An hour with Thoreau Reading in Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from […]

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Reading 4-10 November 2012 (ZiR) Texts William Eaton has been pleased to spend time with this week [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.]   4 November 2012: An hour with Thoreau Reading in Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from […]

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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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Reading 4-10 November 2012 (ZiR) Texts William Eaton has been pleased to spend time with this week [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.]   4 November 2012: An hour with Thoreau Reading in Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Reading 4-10 November 2012 (ZiR) Texts William Eaton has been pleased to spend time with this week [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.]   4 November 2012: An hour with Thoreau Reading in Thoreau in His Own Time: A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from […]

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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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