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The Left Hand Of Darkness

The Left Hand Of Darkness
A Book

by Ursula K. Le Guin

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2012-12-06
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1405525274
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winter is an Earth-like planet with two major differences: conditions are semi artic even at the warmest time of the year, and the inhabitants are all of the same sex. Tucked away in a remote corner of the universe, they have no knowledge of space travel or of life beyond their own world. And when a strange envoy from space brings news of a vast coalition of planets which they are invited to join, he is met with fear, mistrust and disbelief . . . 'The Left Hand of Darkness' is a groundbreaking work of feminist science fiction, an imaginative masterpiece which poses challenging questions about sexuality, sexism and the organisation of society.

The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Left Hand of Darkness, by Ursula K. Le Guin
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by Ursula K. Le Guin

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Her Novel the Left Hand of Darkness , Does Ursula K Le Guin Succeed in Depicting a Completely Non-Gendered Society?

In Her Novel the Left Hand of Darkness , Does Ursula K Le Guin Succeed in Depicting a Completely Non-Gendered Society?
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by Melanie Walser

  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 2009-02
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN : 3640261488
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, Free University of Berlin (John F. Kennedy-Institut fur Nordamerikastudien), course: The Literature of the Sixties, 11 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper will go into certain aspects of feminist criticisms of Ursula K. Le Guin's 1969 science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness," discuss their justification question, and further examine the consistency of Le Guin's description of the genderless society of Gethen. The Left Hand of Darkness tells the story of Genly Ai, an envoy from Earth ("Terra"), sent by the "Ekumen," a union of inhabited planets, to planet Gethen in order to convince the planet's inhabitants to join an interstellar alliance. Throughout the novel Le Guin explores Genly Ai's difficulties to understand and become part of society on Gethen, which are mainly due to the fact that all the inhabitants are ambisexual; they only take on a biological gender once a month, in a short period of sexual activity. Each individual has the capacity to become either a man or a woman, and their sex can differ from one month to the other. The Left Hand of Darkness has played an essential role in the history of science fiction. Since Science Fiction was a largely male dominated field of literature in the 1960s, both in its authors and its protagonists, Le Guin's novel was pathbreaking in many ways. It has attracted a lot of attention for its unusual focus on social science and human relationships as opposed to natural science and technology and for its attempt to show a society of complete equals. However, Le Guins thought-experiment about a genderless or gender-ambiguous society has frequently been subject to harsh criticism by feminist critics, who hold that she has not succeeded to create a credible picture of this society. They claim the gender situation throughout the book to be inconsistent. According to these critics, instead of de"

Study Guide to The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin

Study Guide to The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
A Book

by Intelligent Education

  • Publisher : Influence Publishers
  • Release : 2020-02-15
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1645425215
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness, a book that pioneered the feminist science fiction movement. As a science-fiction, fantasy novel of the mid to late 1900s, The Left Hand of Darkness explores androgyny, tragedy, and love. Moreover, Le Guin’s writing shows that in fantasy, journeys into outer space are often metaphors for journeys inward. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Le Guin’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness
A Book

by Rachel Fetherston

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781925316834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ecocritical Perspectives on The Left Hand of Darkness

Ecocritical Perspectives on The Left Hand of Darkness
An Annotated Bibliography of Secondary Sources

by Jennifer C. Taylor

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 138
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pearson English VCE Infocus Guide

Pearson English VCE Infocus Guide
The Left Hand of Darkness

by Ursula K. Le Guin,Jess Baric

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9781488616686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Light is the Left Hand of Darkness"

'Light is the Left Hand of Darkness'
Breaking Away from Invalid Dichotomies in Science Fiction

by Arnika Nora Ejsmund

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ursula K. Le Guin's the Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula K. Le Guin's the Left Hand of Darkness
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by Harold Bloom

  • Publisher : Chelsea House
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of nine critical essays on the modern social science fiction novel, arranged in chronological order of their original publication.

Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin

Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin
A Book

by Carl Howard Freedman

  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN : 9781604730944
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In interviews spanning over twenty-five years of her literary career, including a previously unpublished piece conducted by the volume's editor, Le Guin talks about such diverse subjects as U.S. foreign policy, the history of architecture, the place of women and feminist consciousness in American literature, and the differences between science fiction and fantasy. --From the publisher description.

The Language of the Night

The Language of the Night
Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction

by Ursula K. Le Guin,Susan Wood

  • Publisher : Ultramarine Publishing
  • Release : 1980
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 9780399504822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Heteronormative Confrontations in The Left Hand of Darkness and Self

Heteronormative Confrontations in The Left Hand of Darkness and Self
A Book

by Danielle Tucker

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 84
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Politics, Persuasion, and Pragmatism

Politics, Persuasion, and Pragmatism
A Rhetoric of Feminist Utopian Fiction

by Ellen Susan Peel

  • Publisher : Ohio State University Press
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 227
  • ISBN : 9780814209103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An addition to the Theory and Interpretation of Narrative series, Peel's book addresses how feminist utopian narratives attempt to persuade readers to adopt certain beliefs. Using three feminist utopian novels as her main examples, The Marriages between Zones Three, Four, and Five by Doris Lessing; The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin; and Les Guérillères by Monique Wittig, Peel examines how belief-bridging and protean metaphor in these works persuade readers. Literary persuasion, often dismissed as propaganda, in fact works in subtle and profound ways. The book presents major techniques by which narrative literature exercises this sophisticated influence on beliefs. Ultimately concluding that the pragmatic works better than the static in utopian feminism, Peel shows how, in novels such as those under discussion, the narrative techniques support pragmatism. Inquiring how narrative form can shape political belief by affecting readers' responses, the author integrates topics that are rarely combined. The book investigates three theoretical issues: utopian belief, distinguishing the perfectionism of the static from the vitality of the pragmatic and showing how the latter creates narrative energy; the persuasive process, tracing narrative form and asking how implied readers match real ones and how readers are swayed by belief-bridging and protean metaphor; and feminist belief, a nuanced definition that accounts both for what links feminists and what makes them diverse. Politics, Persuasion, and Pragmatism explores the rhetorical and ethical power of narrative literature.

Science Fiction

Science Fiction
A Book

by Adam Charles Roberts

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 159
  • ISBN : 9780415366687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Science Fiction' offers a critical account of the phenomenon of science fiction, illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its continuing history. The impact of technological advances on the genre is discussed.

Radical Imagination

Radical Imagination
Feminist Conceptions of the Future in Ursula Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Sally Miller Gearhart

by Margarete Keulen

  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Before the New Feminism of the 1970s provided an ideological frame, women writers of utopian fiction had not proposed radical alternative models of society. On the basis of three contemporary American feminist novels, "The left Hand of Darkness" by Ursula K. LeGuin, "Woman on The Edge of Time" by Marge Piercy, and "The Wanderground" by Sally Miller Gearhart, this study investigates the relations between different feminist theories and the creation of alternative fictional societies, the influence of ideology on content and its impact on narrative technique.

Literature and Its Times

Literature and Its Times
Profiles of 300 Notable Literary Works & the Historical Events that Influenced Them. Civil rights movements to future times (1960-2000)

by Joyce Moss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN : 9780787606114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains profiles of fifty-two notable literary works, written between 1960 and 2000, relating them to the historical context in which they were written and in which they are set; and includes a chronology of relevant events. Arranged alphabetically by title.

Masterplots II.

Masterplots II.
Women's literature series

by Frank Northen Magill

  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 2591
  • ISBN : 9780893569013
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains 536 essays that examine the most important books of fiction and nonfiction authored by women.

Saying Yes in the Darkness

Saying Yes in the Darkness
7 Weeks in the Book of Psalms

by Teresa Swanstrom Anderson

  • Publisher : Get Wisdom Bible Studies
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 164158002X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Get Wisdom Bible Studies help women connect with Scripture in an accessible and energizing way. Teresa Swanstrom Anderson guides with a winsome style that is rich in depth, but still approachable for newer readers of the Bible. The Light in the In-Between Whatever hard thing we're facing, we have a choice to walk with God . . . or not. We can say yes through the darkness or we can let the darkness envelop us. People love the Psalms for their passages of praise, but the Psalms are also known for lament. There we learn to find rest in the hard times. But we don't want to just stay in our difficulties and pain--we want to keep moving. This study is about that in-between space--walking from the lament and into the praise. The walk through the difficulty, and the living in expectation that He will move, believing we will see light because He is the Light. Yes, this is a study about the Psalms. But it's more than that. It's seeing the fuller picture. It's finding the light in it all.

What Makes This Book So Great

What Makes This Book So Great
Re-Reading the Classics of Fantasy and SF

by Jo Walton

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-01-16
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1472111621
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton’s many subjects range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by ‘mainstream’; the under-appreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field’s many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
A Book

by Arthur B. Evans

  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • Release : 2010-08-01
  • Pages : 767
  • ISBN : 0819569550
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide