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  Johannes Vermeer died in 1675. In the 1860s, when the French writer Théophile Thoré began publishing essays about Vermeer’s work— few connoisseurs outside Holland had heard of the artist’s name. Indeed, even in Holland it was possible, during that period, for great works by Vermeer to go completely unrecognized: in 1881, the collector A.A. des Tombe purchased […]

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  The Atlantic Theater Company in New York is currently presenting a new musical, Found, based on “on scores of surprising and eccentric discarded notes and letters that have been ‘found’ in the real world by every-day people.” I do not know why the Web announcement puts “found” in quotes, and I am wary of […]

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Amiri Baraka, poet, dramatist, and civil rights activist (1934-2014)

We lost Amiri Baraka (1934-2014) last week, at least in body. Writer, poet, dramatist, and civil rights activist, Baraka was slight in stature but grand in presence, words, and ability to generate controversy. He inhabited multiple spaces—in the form of books such as Blues People: Negro Music in White America (1963) which he wrote when he still […]

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A Week of Reading from . . . William Eaton, Zeteo Executive Editor [One in an ongoing series of posts. For the full series see Zeteo is Reading. Click for pdf of text of this entire week.] 27 October 2013: Brecht When this feature, one of my favorite parts of Zeteo, was getting under way, I suggested […]

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Click here for downloadable PDF. That Troublesome Jew Shylock and the Corruption of The Merchant of Venice By Aaron Botwick Aaron Botwick is completing his Master’s in Liberal Studies at CUNY, writing his thesis on Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. He writes about theater in New York. (See scribicide.com.)     In 1947, the […]

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Click here for downloadable PDF. That Troublesome Jew Shylock and the Corruption of The Merchant of Venice By Aaron Botwick Aaron Botwick is completing his Master’s in Liberal Studies at CUNY, writing his thesis on Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. He writes about theater in New York. (See scribicide.com.)     In 1947, the […]

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May 11, 2018

Using personal essay, literary reference, and journalistic voice, the article plants itself on our existential doorstep while illuminating Barnes' novel one more time. Very strong. Thanks.

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Frank Kermode, August 2000, photo by Charlie MacDonald

Click here for downloadable PDF. That Troublesome Jew Shylock and the Corruption of The Merchant of Venice By Aaron Botwick Aaron Botwick is completing his Master’s in Liberal Studies at CUNY, writing his thesis on Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. He writes about theater in New York. (See scribicide.com.)     In 1947, the […]

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May 10, 2018

"When these new memories suddenly came upon me … time had been placed in reverse. As if, for that moment, the river ran upstream." Stolen from Barnes's book for my poem "From the Vale for a Soul Making". Great book to write about.

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Click here for downloadable PDF. That Troublesome Jew Shylock and the Corruption of The Merchant of Venice By Aaron Botwick Aaron Botwick is completing his Master’s in Liberal Studies at CUNY, writing his thesis on Vladimir Nabokov’s Invitation to a Beheading. He writes about theater in New York. (See scribicide.com.)     In 1947, the […]

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March 13, 2018

i am looking for spiritual rats that bring money into my room i am from zimbabwe

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