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And I'm working at trying to find a kind of language where I won't be so easily modulated by expectation.
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And internalization is used in this country as a very effective political tool.
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Bataille is associated with the surrealists. Basically the idea is that democracy doesn't work. Communism doesn't work.
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Burroughs was a very political writer.
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But a lot of womyn are working with witchcraft. That's a very strong womyn's history.
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But guys such as Allen and William are more supportive than most men.
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But I still don't have a clear idea of what my voice is.
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First of all, writing at best - certainly fiction writing - more and more I think is magic.
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I don't think what happens in this country is censorship, I should say that. It's something else. It's not banning. It's something else.
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I found my voice was a reaction to all that voice stuff.
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I have trouble with boys voices.
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I mean, once work's out there it's meant to be used.
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I mean, they censor your work when they're scared of it.
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I might be writing what people expect me to write, writing from that place where I might be ruled by economic considerations. To overcome that, I started working with my dreams, because I'm not so censored when I use dream material.
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I question: do we really understand the differences between modernist and postmodernist?
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I think it's really important to find out why people hurt you or try to oppose you or whatever.
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I think the best thing in cases of censorship or things like this is to get as much media as possible.
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I think what we have in this country is a little more dangerous in a way because it can't be seen fully. It's sorta internal censorship. We censor each other.
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I understand that postmodern literature probably means people like DeLillo, The Fiction Collective, but I don't get it that those writers are really influenced by postmodern theorists.
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I understand that when people read my books that there's something there - but I don't identify with it.
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I wasn't really into body piercings until I found that about half my female students had them.
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I write it to get it out of me. I don't write it to remember it.
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I'm really fascinated and you know I've been wondering about that usage of language, various breathing techniques and why in these practices language is being used in another way.
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I'm very staid compared to my students, actually.
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I've always turned to the media because one thing people like that fear is exposure.
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On the surface we all act like we all love each other and we're free and easy, and actually we're far more moralistic than any other society I've ever lived in.
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One of the reasons I think the ultra right-wing has such power in this country is that no one talks out.
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Some of the stuff about Yogi energy is really fascinating.
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That's what the right-wing is good at: figuring out the left wing.
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The literary culture, if you examine it, the high literary culture is that which preserves the government and you know it's really the talk for those who have.
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The students who come to my class are very closely related to all the evil girls who are very interested in their bodies and sex and pleasure.
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There's a backlash against womyn that's really bad right now.
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Traveling around I don't think people are that horrible, I think they just don't know.
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We get on the bandwagon in all sorts of ways - you know minor ways and major ways - like what you've just encountered which isn't censorship exactly, it was something sort of uglier in a way.
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We've been very bad at understanding why the right-wing does things.
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Well, fear and homophobia are both pervasive.
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Well, I think writing is basically about time and rhythm. Like with jazz. You have your basic melody and then you just riff off of it. And the riffs are about timing.
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When Allen's work came into the world it really shocked everyone because his poetry comes from a very seductive place.
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When it comes to Allen and Burroughs, I'm very supported. That's not the segment of the population I find problematic.
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Writing is what I did when I was alone with no one watching me or telling me what to do. I could do whatever I wanted.
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Yeah, I mean, I put work out there for people to use and I'm grateful when you use it.
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You can do whatever you want with my work.
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You know I think many writers are dangerous to the establishment. I mean, they go against all the rules that you're told writing.
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You know I've had work banned.
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You know, I've been told that by some of the writers in the generation above me: You'll be able to write when you've found a voice.
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