William Eaton has been accused of trying to revive old forms: the intellectual essay, philosophical dialogue (and now light verse and German Expressionist painting as well?). Please look into his essay collections: Surviving the Twenty-First Century (more personal) and Art, Sex, Politics (more intellectual). The latter includes drawings Eaton did while blindfolded.
Praised as a “joyful skeptic” (UTNE Reader) and for combining “the compelling truth of documentary with the grace of romantic fiction” (Manuel Puig). And from readers: “Beautiful writing . . . there is an electricity.” “Rewarding!” “Quite amazing.” “Very smart, very articulate, very warm.”
Eaton has been an award-winning journalist, poet, novelist, writer of erotic fiction, intellectual essays and dialogues. The Professor of Ignorance Condemns the Airplane, a dialogue, was staged in New York. Increasingly he draws and paints, paints and draws.
Those interested in the artwork, looking around here on williameaton.world. Those interested in the more intellectual work might see:
- On Pointing or others of the essays that have been published in Agni
- Strangers in a Strange Land, which was the lead article in Philosophy and Literature 41, No. 2.
Editor of the Zeteo interdisciplinary journal. M.F.A. from Columbia, M.A. in Liberal Studies from the City University of New York, and a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley.
Some samples of William’s work may be found via the links on this website, as well as at Zeteo and at Montaigbakhtinian.com. Those interested in reading more or in discussing any of the subjects raised by these texts are encouraged to e-mail William at eaton0824 AT gmail DOT com.