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By Theana Kastens and William Eaton {Click for pdf}   At times book reviewers receive books that should not be reviewed at all because even bad publicity may prove “better” than no publicity. A reviewer might return such a book, largely unread, to the editor, saying, “Send me another. Leave this one alone.” But sometimes […]

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From Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor 3 February 2013 February is African American History Month. You may or may not know that it was established by historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson, first as Negro History Week, which coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He is known as the godfather of Black history. […]

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From Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor 3 February 2013 February is African American History Month. You may or may not know that it was established by historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson, first as Negro History Week, which coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He is known as the godfather of Black history. […]

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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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From Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor 3 February 2013 February is African American History Month. You may or may not know that it was established by historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson, first as Negro History Week, which coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He is known as the godfather of Black history. […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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From Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor 3 February 2013 February is African American History Month. You may or may not know that it was established by historian and journalist Carter G. Woodson, first as Negro History Week, which coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. He is known as the godfather of Black history. […]

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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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