Joanna Russ Quotes: If Any Theme Runs Through All My Work It

If Any Theme Runs Through All My Work, It Is What Adrienne Rich Once Called "re-vision", I.e., The Re-perceiving Of Experience, Not Because Our Experience Is Complex Or Subtle Or Hard To Understand (though It Is Sometimes All Three) But Because So Much Of What's Presented To Us As "the Real World" Or "the Way It Is" Is So Obviously Untrue That A Great Deal Of Social Energy Must Be Mobilized To Hide That Gross And Ghastly Fact. Has A Theatre Critic (whose Name I'm Afraid I've Forgotten) Once Put It," There's Less There Than Meets The Eye". Hence, My Love For Science Fiction, Which Analyses Reality By Changing It.
— Joanna Russ —

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