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The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia


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Shevek, a brilliant physicist, decides to take action. he will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have isolated his planet of anarchists from the rest of the civilized universe. To do this dangerous task will mean giving up his family and possibly his life. Shevek must make the unprecedented journey to the utopian mother planet, Anarres, to challenge the complex structures of life and living, and ignite the fires of change.

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Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, ten books for children, and eighteen novels. Her Earthsea books have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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Jonathan Brooks, August 1, 2012 (view all comments by Jonathan Brooks)
LeGuin's ideas look so much better in mind than the business as usual, mass extinction by mass consumption, self-worth quantifiable in material wealth, exploitation, coercion, punishment and ambient resentment of reality in capitalist post-industrialism.
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Can someone who feels alienated from two societies come to be a bridge between them? Ursula LeGuin's elegant writing and sympathetic main character pulled me along in this utopian-or-is-it novel. A book that studies the structure of societies is in danger of being static and boringly descriptive, but the structure of the book-- starting at a decision point, then alternately following the characters forward and going back to illuminate what led them to that decision-- kept things fresh. I'm glad I read it.
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Le Guin, Ursula K.
Harper Voyager
Le Guin, Ursula K.
by Ursula K. Le Guin
New York :
Science Fiction - General
Science fiction
Science / General
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
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Mass Market PB
Hainish Cycle
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Publication Date:
December 1994
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6.96x4.34x1.07 in. .43 lbs.

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