The Dispossessed

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By Ursula K. Le Guin

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First published in 1974, Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed shook the core of what I believed possible. It's imagined anarchist utopia, and resulting societal struggles, take place on the barren moonlike planet of Anarres. The story that follows inspires a rigorous intellectual exercise while managing to maintain an emotional quality. Through compelling characters and world building, Le Guin questions and challenges our ideas of language, land, love, and humanity and juxtaposes an attempt at an ethical society with a home planet that continues to exploit, oppress, and extract from its people and land. In the end, little is resolved but everything has changed. There are no easy answers, but The Dispossessed opens up a world of wonder and imagination that can, possibly more than any other work of fiction, aid in the move towards a liberated society.

Mic, Firestorm Collective member

Product Details

Paperback
400 pages
ISBN
9780060512750
Publisher
Harper Perennial (8/14/03)
Dimensions
5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
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locus award, nebula award, utopia

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