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Creating a Contemplation Space for Artistic Creation Pierre Loti’s Essays on Japanese Temple Art as a Key to Claude Monet’s Water Garden   By Richard M. Berrong   Though there is no evidence that Claude Monet and French novelist Pierre Loti ever met, these almost exact contemporaries developed similarly Impressionist styles.[1] They also, and probably […]

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An exploration of Song Dong’s Doing Nothing Garden and the possibility of renewing ourselves and our environment through not doing By Vanessa Badagliacca Click here for PDF Version.     I grew up hearing the recurring expression that if you—a general you—didn’t catch “the train” passing right at that moment you would miss it. You […]

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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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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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Into the Vegetable Garden Bloch-Dano’s collection of lectures can be like a first stroll in a garden, lingering briefly by each vegetable. By Stephanie Tsank A review of Vegetables: A Biography, by Evelyne Bloch-Dano, trans. Teresa Lavender Fagan (The University of Chicago Press, 2012) Excerpt Bloch-Dano is not simply prodding the private lives and histories […]

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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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