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By Steven A. Burr Acquiring the ability to read, it transformed me, man. Like we say it in Spanish, la cultura cura. Culture heals. And that’s what healed me was culture. It made me positive. One thing for sure it did, it helped me to stop seeing my so-called enemy as my enemy and to […]

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 May 2013 I’m not ashamed to admit it—I’m reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Again. I just needed a break from the scholarly texts that are comprised of information about the real world, which is sometimes a bit much. […]

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 May 2013 I’m not ashamed to admit it—I’m reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Again. I just needed a break from the scholarly texts that are comprised of information about the real world, which is sometimes a bit much. […]

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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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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 May 2013 I’m not ashamed to admit it—I’m reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Again. I just needed a break from the scholarly texts that are comprised of information about the real world, which is sometimes a bit much. […]

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July 26, 2018

Thanks so much for this translation and excellent analysis.

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Rachael Benavidez, Zeteo Associate Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading.] 27 May 2013 I’m not ashamed to admit it—I’m reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. Again. I just needed a break from the scholarly texts that are comprised of information about the real world, which is sometimes a bit much. […]

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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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