Think of a word as a pendulum instead of a fixed entity. A word can sweep by your ear and by its very sound suggest hidden meanings, preconscious associations. Listen to these words: blood, tranquil, democracy. You know what they mean literally but you have associations with those words that are cultural, as well as your own personal associations.

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Rita Mae Brown (born November 28, 1944) is an American writer, activist, and feminist. She is best known for her first novel, Rubyfruit Jungle. Brown is also a mystery writer and screenwriter.

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