[lit-ideas] Re: Rough winds do shake Muriel

  • From: "Mike Geary" <atlas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 22 May 2008 06:16:50 -0500


>In this case, Rukeyser is far too busy playing the game of early 20th C.
Feminism, which is as misguided as any other wonderfully totalitarian
approach to systematic thought

Care to clarify?

Thank you, Judy. I'm not familiar at all with Muriel Rukeyser's poetry, but I've known of and long had a saintly vision of her as a spit-in-the-face-of-sexist-fascism liberal activist, somewhat along the lines of St. Dorothy Day. So I was surprised to see feminism equated with totalitarianism by David, but I thought I'd wait a while, read more of his posts to see if he was being sardonic or what -- perhaps we just don't know how to read him yet. But I think now that your approach is the better one: clarification, please.

Mike Geary
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