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The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2001
Genre: Anarchism
ISBN: 9780785764038

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A brilliant physicist attempts to salvage his planet of anarchy.


The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: HarperPrism
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1991-02-01
Genre: Fiction in English
ISBN: 9780061001376

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Frequently reissued with the same ISBN, but with slightly differing bibliographical details.


The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2015-09-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1473206065

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One of the very best must-read novels of all time - with a new introduction by Roddy Doyle 'A well told tale signifying a good deal; one to be read again and again' THE TIMES 'The book I wish I had written ... It's so far away from my own imagination, I'd love to sit at my desk one day and discover that I could think and write like Ursula Le Guin' Roddy Doyle 'Le Guin is a writer of phenomenal power' OBSERVER 'There was a wall. It did not look important - even a child could climb it. But the idea was real. Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon which side of it you were on...' Shevek is brilliant scientist who is attempting to find a new theory of time - but there are those who are jealous of his work, and will do anything to block him. So he leaves his homeland, hoping to find a place of more liberty and tolerance. Initially feted, Shevek soon finds himself being used as a pawn in a deadly political game. With powerful themes of freedom, society and the natural world's influence on competition and co-operation, THE DISPOSSESSED is a true classic of the 20th century.


The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-09-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062421074

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A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras—a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart. To visit Urras—to learn, to teach, to share—will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.


The Dispossessed

The Dispossessed
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher:
Total Pages: 387
Release: 1991
Genre:
ISBN:

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An Ambiguous Utopia. The Concept of Utopia in Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Dispossessed"

An Ambiguous Utopia. The Concept of Utopia in Ursula K. Le Guin's
Author: Wiebke Saathoff
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2017-10-10
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 3668545529

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Bachelor Thesis from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,3, University of Hannover, language: English, abstract: Ursula K. Le Guin’s" The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia" is a science fiction novel from 1974, often conceived as a blueprint for an anarchist society. "The Dispossessed" presents the reader a juxtaposition of Anarres and its sister planet Urras which houses a society based on capitalism. The aim of the present paper is to explore the location of utopia in "The Dispossessed". Is it a utopia as ambiguous as its subtitle declares? The paper argues that Le Guin's novel in many respects coincides with the concept of a critical utopia. Whereas it is true that both Urras and Anarres display many features that could be considered utopian, "The Dispossessed" equally presents the flaws of its society which, as this paper suggests, relativises their status as the ideal place. The second part of the paper reflects upon the circumstance that both planets are introduced to the reader in the course of a dual narrative, which presents the plotline in alternating chapters on Urras and Anarres. It examines the narrative focus on the protagonist Shevek and his experience of the societies in the light of Tom Moylan's and Ernst Bloch's concepts of utopia. The paper concludes that this ambiguous mode of narration, switching in time and place, firstly portrays a concept of utopia which is dynamic and embedded in historicity and secondly expresses the importance of individual action and initiative for the realisation of utopia.


The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed
Author: Laurence Davis
Publisher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 353
Release: 2005-11-22
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0739158201

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The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions—and snares—of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To date, however, the radical social, cultural, and political ramifications of Le Guin's multiple award-winning novel remain woefully under explored. Editors Laurence Davis and Peter Stillman right this state of affairs in the first ever collection of original essays devoted to Le Guin's novel. Among the topics covered in this wide-ranging, international and interdisciplinary collection are the anarchist, ecological, post-consumerist, temporal, revolutionary, and open-ended utopian politics of The Dispossessed. The book concludes with an essay by Le Guin written specially for this volume, in which she reassesses the novel in light of the development of her own thinking over the past 30 years.


The Dispossessed :--a Novel

The Dispossessed :--a Novel
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Follettbound
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2003-09-01
Genre:
ISBN: 9780329783068

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The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed
Author: Laurence Davis
Publisher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780739110867

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Description of the seductions - and snares - of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society. This title, an edited collection of original essays on "Le Guin's The Dispossessed", represents an exploration of the political ramifications of this work by a wide interdisciplinary swath of scholars from around the world.


Dispossessed, the [50th Anniversary Edition]

Dispossessed, the [50th Anniversary Edition]
Author: Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2024-11-19
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780063382930

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"One of the greats. . . . Not just a science fiction writer; a literary icon." --Stephen King "Engrossing. . . . [Le Guin] is a philosopher; an explorer in the landscape of the mind." --Cincinnati Enquirer Ursula K. Le Guin's award-winning classic--a profound and thoughtful tale of anarchism and capitalism, individualism and collectivism, and one ambitious man's quest to bridge the ideological chasm separating two worlds A bleak moon settled by utopian anarchists, Anarres has long been isolated from other worlds, including its mother planet, Urras--a civilization of warring nations, great poverty, and immense wealth. Now Shevek, a brilliant physicist, is determined to reunite the two planets, which have been divided by centuries of distrust. He will seek answers, question the unquestionable, and attempt to tear down the walls of hatred that have kept them apart. To visit Urras--to learn, to teach, to share--will require great sacrifice and risks, which Shevek willingly accepts. But the ambitious scientist's gift is soon seen as a threat, and in the profound conflict that ensues, he must reexamine his beliefs even as he ignites the fires of change.