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(1) One week this past October, The New Yorker’s television critic, Emily Nussbaum, wrote a piece which began by dissing—as making “little sense”; “élitism in the guise of hipness”—one of the great works of American cultural criticism, previous New Yorker writer George W.S. Trow’s “Within the Context of No Context.”[1] The week after Nussbaum’s piece […]

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  “Meter,” Paul Fussell writes, “is what results when the natural rhythmical movements of colloquial speech are heightened, organized, and regulated so that pattern—which means repetition—emerges from the relative phonetic haphazard of ordinary utterance.” This from Poetic Meter & Poetic Form (first published in 1965), which tempers its fundamental conservatism with excellent pages on Whitman, which form […]

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Today I read The New Yorker article where Peter Lanzing shares his story with journalist Andrew Solomon, The Reckoning. It reminded me of a similar piece I read years after the Columbine killings where one of the mothers of the perpetrators recounted her struggles – and I couldn’t help but think of the Lynne Ramsey movie We Need […]

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Jennifer Dean, Zeteo Contributor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 23 July 2013 After reading numerous perspectives on the Florida v. George Zimmerman trial – thanks to a friend on Facebook who also happens to be an attorney – I read an article from The New […]

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Notes after seeing Margarethe von Trotta’s Hannah Arendt (and doing a little reading) Version 2.0: As revised 27 June 2013 Taking clues from Hannah Arendt (2013), directed by Margarethe von Trotta; screenplay by Pam Katz and von Trotta; cinematographer Caroline Champetier; Barbara Sukowa in the title role. [Click for pdf] By William Eaton   (1) […]

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Jennifer Dean, Zeteo Contributor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 11 June 2013 Read an article on “the ultimate apartment scam” in The New Yorker (“Crowded House” by Tad Friend) – an incredible profile examining various personalities and a story that seems only possible in New York City (although […]

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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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Elizabeth Bishop and Howard Moss: A Question of Accuracy By Daniel D’Arezzo     Among poets writing in English in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) has emerged as one of the most influential—an influence not only on later generations of poets but on her contemporaries as well. Her oeuvre was not large: she published […]

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Philip Guston, "Aggressor," 1978, private collection

Elizabeth Bishop and Howard Moss: A Question of Accuracy By Daniel D’Arezzo     Among poets writing in English in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) has emerged as one of the most influential—an influence not only on later generations of poets but on her contemporaries as well. Her oeuvre was not large: she published […]

October 15, 2018

The paintings are alive through its creativity. For decades, its application is firmly rooted among the people. A great blog has been written about some historical paintings. I'm incredibly interested to read it fully. Thank you.

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Elizabeth Bishop and Howard Moss: A Question of Accuracy By Daniel D’Arezzo     Among poets writing in English in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) has emerged as one of the most influential—an influence not only on later generations of poets but on her contemporaries as well. Her oeuvre was not large: she published […]

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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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Elizabeth Bishop and Howard Moss: A Question of Accuracy By Daniel D’Arezzo     Among poets writing in English in the mid-twentieth century, Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979) has emerged as one of the most influential—an influence not only on later generations of poets but on her contemporaries as well. Her oeuvre was not large: she published […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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