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|Introduction||"To question everything. To remember what it has been forbidden even to mention. To come together telling our stories, to look afresh at, and then describe for ourselves, the frescoes of the Ice Age, the nudes of 'high art', the Minoan seals and figurines, the moon landscape embossed with the booted print of a male foot, the microscopic virus, the scarred and tortured body of the planet Earth. To do this kind of work takes a capacity for constant active presence...."
-- Adrienne Rich, 'Foreword' On Lies Secrets and Silence (1979)
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