Joanna Russ


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Joanna Russ (February 22, 1937 – April 29, 2011) was an American writer, academic and feminist. She is the author of a number of works of science fiction, fantasy and feminist literary criticism such as How to Suppress Women's Writing, as well as a contemporary novel, On Strike Against God, and one children's book, Kittatinny. She is best known for The Female Man, a novel combining utopian fiction... more »

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  • When the memory of one's predecessors is buried, the assumption persists that there were none and each generation of women believes itself to be faced with the burden of doing everything for the first...
    Joanna Russ (b. 1937), U.S. science fiction writer and feminist. How to Suppress Women's Writing, ch. 9 (1983). Explaining the importance of femal...
  • ''Minority art, vernacular art, is marginal art. Only on the margins does growth occur.''
    Joanna Russ (b. 1937), U.S. science fiction writer and feminist. How to Suppress Women's Writing, Epilogue (1983).
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