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Reading, Looking, Listening, . . . Questioning
William Patrick Roberts, 1895-1980; A Reading of Poetry (Woman Reading)

 . . . la lecture, . . . ce miracle fécond d’une communication au sein de la solitude, . . . (reading, this fertile miracle of communication in the midst of solitude) — Marcel Proust, Pastiches et mélanges   This year Gallimard published, in French, an amalgam of some of Proust’s writing on reading. Herewith […]

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Happiness courts us in her best array? An old friend, 70, after a perfectly successful career as a curator of nineteenth-century sculpture, has been reborn as a Facebook post-er. So many good posts, often several in a day, sometimes featuring photos she has taken, sometimes bits from the news, the Web. She is French, lives […]

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Social media has always confounded me for the immeasurable ways that it has so suddenly yet drastically altered our social interactions. Everything that we do and say was built on the foundation of our physical interactions and relationships with other people. In order to survive, we had to be in the same space as other people, […]

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About a week ago I landed, not entirely accidentally, right in front of an article I had long been waiting to discover. Its advertising line warned: “Children born to the Facebook generation will grow up to find a huge number of photos of themselves available online.” That is, they will find a huge online legacy […]

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Reading 3-9 March 2013 (ZiR) William Eaton, Zeteo Editorial Adviser [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 3 March 2013 A reader on vacation—shouldn’t he be on vacation from reading, too? Before I headed off on my most recent not-quite-vacation, with half a dozen “serious” books and a Kindle, […]

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Reading 3-9 March 2013 (ZiR) William Eaton, Zeteo Editorial Adviser [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 3 March 2013 A reader on vacation—shouldn’t he be on vacation from reading, too? Before I headed off on my most recent not-quite-vacation, with half a dozen “serious” books and a Kindle, […]

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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 3-9 March 2013 (ZiR) William Eaton, Zeteo Editorial Adviser [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 3 March 2013 A reader on vacation—shouldn’t he be on vacation from reading, too? Before I headed off on my most recent not-quite-vacation, with half a dozen “serious” books and a Kindle, […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Reading 3-9 March 2013 (ZiR) William Eaton, Zeteo Editorial Adviser [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 3 March 2013 A reader on vacation—shouldn’t he be on vacation from reading, too? Before I headed off on my most recent not-quite-vacation, with half a dozen “serious” books and a Kindle, […]

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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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