1969S. R. DelanyAbout Five Thousand One Hundred and Seventy Five Words in Extrapolation (May) 61
Subjunctivity is the tension on the thread of meaning that runs between word and object. Suppose a series of words is presented to us as a piece of reportage. A blanket indicative tension informs the whole series: This happened. That is the particular level of subjunctivity at which journalism takes place.