Please enjoy this Sleeps With Monsters encore post, originally published July 31, 2012.
“If silence is starvation, and silence is looking into a mirror and seeing nothing, the only way to fix this erasure is to speak radical truths.” [Mandelo 2012, 48.]
It’s hard to engage analytically with the ongoing conversation of a genre without reading its critical voices. Often, it’s hard to read those critical voices. Sometimes they’re hard to find. Sometimes they’re just hard to read, since any continuing conversation soon acquires its own implicit assumptions and—on occasion—its own technical vocabulary.