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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
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Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
" Every time I read Annie Dillard I become more responsible. In general. Her words are purposeful, she addresses sorrow, beauty and terror with nouns and adjectives that, if you aren't careful, look like every other noun and adjective you have ever... " Read more of this review »
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Teaching a Stone to Talk by Annie Dillard
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I did not realize how much I like meditations on the transience of this mortal realm using the great silence of nature and creature. It suits my predilection towards zen buddhist stuff, absurdism, outer space wistfulness, etc etc etc. Reading this, s...more
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James Tiptree, Jr. by Julie Phillips
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Read Tiptree's Her Smoke Rose Up Forever, then read this biography. Especially if you are driven by rage at gender violence, your paradoxical embodied existence, and are a feminist type of sf fan. My 'review' here is comprised of quotes from the book...more
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Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree Jr.
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A brutal meditation. Dark and fatalistic sci-fi from an author who I suspect was trans and used her writing (under the Tiptree male pseudonym) to communicate the pain of being a brilliant human being in a female-signified body, within violent patriar...more
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“So I'm not crazy after all! I thought it looked good myself once I cut it all off. Not one guy likes it, though. They all tell me I look like a first grader or a concentration camp survivor. What's this thing that guys have for girls with long hair? Fascists, the whole bunch of them! Why do guys all think girls with long hair are the classiest, the sweetest, the most feminine? I mean, I myself know at least two hundred and fifty unclassy girls with long hair. Really.”
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