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Red Savina Review (RSR) aligns itself with Heidegger’s assertion, forwarded in his Letter on Humanism (1947), that “Language is the house of Being. In its home man dwells. Those who think and those who create with words are the guardians of this home.” More specifically, language is the house of human being. As such, it is the non-profit independent press—more-so than the academic press that must, at some level, bow to the whims of political correctness, or the commercial press that is dictated by the bottom line—that serves as the keeper of the flame which permits humanity to flourish. Moreover it is YOU, the creative writer, who is that flame, the very spirit of human being.
RSR does not share Nietzsche’s (or in this case Zarathustra’s) pessimism concerning reading and writing—
He who knows the reader does nothing more for the reader. Another century of readers—and spirit itself will stink. Every one being allowed to learn to read ruins in the long run not only writing but also thinking. Once spirit was God, then it became man, and now it even becomes populace…
—but we do thank him for the warning. A cursory glance at the New York Times bestseller list could be seen as ample evidence that Nietzsche’s vision concerning the written word was correct. This, however, would fail to take into account the independent press. The advent of the Internet has liberated the published word from the dungeons of traditional publishing venues and the control of pundits on either side of the culture wars that have defined our times. It is our belief that the struggle for identity, free from political connivance, is the very process that constitutes and establishes our humanity.The rise of technology has enriched and enlivened a venue where art and authenticity are allowed to converge. So there is still plenty of hope.
The Red Savina Review (RSR) is an independent, bi-annual, literary e-zine that brings on innovative heat. RSR is a nonprofit literary review headquartered in southwestern New Mexico. We must thank the net that the voice of the independent press cannot be suppressed. It is our belief, and against the grain as of late, that individualism trumps groupthink and political correctness has often suppressed creative expression. We believe in the potential of Gen X, in concepts such as existential noir, depth, and spirit. RSR promotes original work from original voices. Though we are in no way opposed to craft, we feel craft should never trump voice. Readers may like what we offer or they may not; that is their choice and choice is life
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