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From: "Alice Turner" <pei047@attglobal.net>
Subject: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v011.n018
Date: Wed, 16 Aug 2000 05:01:35 

> SF WEEKLY has just published John Clute's review of IN
> GREEN'S JUNGLES, and (among other remarks of interest)
> Clute declares that it is "reasonably clear" that
> Horn/Silk is himself an inhumu. Any reactions?

My immediate reaction is outrage. That seems to me like the horrible
yahoo Southern racism of the civil rights era when to sympathize was to
compromise in the minds (so-called) of the racists. Horn is not an
inhumu, no way. He has become a remarkably tolerant human (maybe
superhuman) person, able at last in this book to react to another (maybe
not-so-human) person on a personal level, not generically. I think that
Wolfe has achieved a real breakthrough with both sexism and racism in
IGJ. Because I am female, I welcome the sexist breakthrough particularly
and the almost poetic way that it is celebrated. But I, and you, should
not ignore the fact that the inhumi are metaphorically of another race.


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