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Alix Kates Shulman Quotes

One important part of historical recording is to get people of another generation to understand the feelings, the passion that went into social transformation. Thats why oral history is so valuable.
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As I experienced life on the island, without electricity, plumbing or telephone, I thought it was important to show that people can live as I did without dying or falling apart. I wanted people to understand that we don't need everything that our culture tells us we have to have to be satisfied.

— Alix Kates Shulman

I am not a psychological novelist, and I try very hard not to allow the reader to see the plight or circumstances of the characters as individual psychological plights. That's my preference; still, a lot of people do read my novels as psychological studies, and they're right to read them that way too, if that's what they mean to them.

— Alix Kates Shulman

In my books, my idea is always to explore social context and social forces.

— Alix Kates Shulman

The world is abundant with food for us, and with everything we need, if only we just open our eyes. There's so much food that gets thrown out or never harvested.

— Alix Kates Shulman

For many decades my relations with my parents constituted unfinished business. I had dealt with them through sheer avoidance and guilt.

— Alix Kates Shulman

When you witness the end of a life up close day by day, you begin to understand time and mortality in profound ways. You see time's relativity, death's necessity.

— Alix Kates Shulman

I see old age not as something to hide from or dread (though there is much to oppose in the usual treatment of the old) but rather as something to embrace as the natural and inevitable end.

— Alix Kates Shulman

I am a feminist. I'm trying to show the relationships between men and women, always the structural relations, not individual villains. I'd never make a husband a villain. I try very hard in my work not to - because if I made one man a villain, the rest would be off the hook. I'm interested in the system of oppression.

— Alix Kates Shulman

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