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Where is Our Culture Heading?

Commented Oct 25, 2011 at 19:03:41 in Books

“Only someone with a very superficial knowledge of the history of literature could define "classics" as simply realism. Supernatural, horrifiic and mythic themes have been part of have been part of literature since its beginning. Realism is a fairly recent development in that whole history. The characterisation of speculative fiction as some kind of "degradation" is simply nonsense.”
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The Real Dope on Osama Bin Laden's Porn Stash

Commented May 16, 2011 at 15:51:23 in World

“"Sexual fantasies are the lemonade we make out of the most bitter fruit." Just brilliant! I think a lot people are drawing the same conclusion about these revelations, but that's a terrific observation about the nature of our fantasies.”
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The Terrible Secret of Women's Memoirs: Kill the Cookie

Commented May 12, 2011 at 19:38:26 in Books

“Which is really depressing!”
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The Terrible Secret of Women's Memoirs: Kill the Cookie

Commented May 12, 2011 at 17:07:56 in Books

“Ugh, how I hate Mailer. I admire you for having the confidence to know your life's story is important, something an ego-maniac like Mailer would never even question. All the pressures put on women to conform and to be "nice" usually mean we just get discounted -- as the late Joanna Russ so clearly spelled out in How To Suppress Women's Writing nearly 20 years ago.”

hp blogger Susie Bright on May 12, 2011 at 17:42:35

“Oh exactly. What JR said hasn't changed one whit!”