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Every doorway, every intersection has a story. ---->>>

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.

American culture is torn between our long romance with violence and our terror of the devastation wrought by war and crime and environmental havoc.

Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.

Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate.

The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.

The intense campaigns against domestic violence, rape, sexual harassment, and inequity in the schools all too often depend on an image of women as weak and victimized.

Perhaps the strongest evidence that women have as broad and deep a capacity for physical aggression as men is anecdotal. And as with men, this capacity has expressed itself in acts from the brave to the brutal, the selfless to the senseless. ---->>>

We're also far enough from the publishing power that we have no access to the politics of publishing, although there are interpersonal politics, of course. ---->>>

This idea that males are physically aggressive and females are not has distinct drawbacks for both sexes. ---->>>

Let's just say, the American school of suburban angst is not my cup of tea. ---->>>

I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out. ---->>>

Asked why they wanted to fight, the young women said they enjoyed it, just as some men and boys do. ---->>>

But the idea that women can't take care of themselves still permeates our culture. ---->>>

I come from a family of great readers and storytellers. ---->>>

But I went to high school in a Portland suburb and went to college here. ---->>>

Well, it arose out of two long-term concerns - the first being the possibility of genetic manipulation, nature versus nurture, what constitutes how people get to be how they are. ---->>>

In our struggle to restrain the violence and contain the damage, we tend to forget that the human capacity for aggression is more than a monstrous defect, that it is also a crucial survival tool. ---->>>

And while national military forces have historically resisted the full participation of women soldiers, female talent has found plenty of scope in revolutionary and terrorist groups around the planet. ---->>>

I think genetic research is a fascinating and fertile area. ---->>>

But I think everybody should write. I think those people with stories who don't write should be stomped on. ---->>>

But the animation has become very good, and I think that a movie is not a book, and a book is not a movie. ---->>>

The second is the structure and source of cults. They have always haunted me, and I wanted to explore the fundamental notion of giving up responsibility to an outside power. ---->>>

I know if I were in your generation I would be really tired of seeing Sophia Loren as a sex object. ---->>>

I think that it's really important to go away and come back. ---->>>

Training of female athletes is so new that the limits of female possibility are still unknown. ---->>>

The more potent, unasked question is how society at large reacts to eager, voluntary violence by females, and to the growing evidence that women can be just as aggressive as men. ---->>>

What I think happens, and that you have to acknowledge though, is that a director uses a book as a launching pad for his own work and that's always very flattering. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 06-21, 2015
Birthplace: Garden City, Kansas, U.S.
Die: 2016-05-11
Occupation: Novelist
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Katherine Karen Dunn (October 24, 1945 – May 11, 2016) was an American best-selling novelist, journalist, voice artist, radio personality, book reviewer, and poet from Portland, Oregon. She is best known for the novel Geek Love (1989). She was also a prolific writer on boxing.(wikipedia)