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The Dispossessed - Ursula K. Le Guin
The Dispossessed
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Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by hatred since long before he was born. The... show more
Centuries ago, the moon Anarres was settled by utopian anarchists who left the Earthlike planet Urras in search of a better world, a new beginning. Now a brilliant physicist, Shevek, determines to reunite the two civilizations that have been separated by hatred since long before he was born. The Dispossessed is a penetrating examination of society and humanity -- and one man's brave undertaking to question the unquestionable and ignite the fires of change.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060512750 (006051275X)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it
4.0
Composto di ciottoli e malta, divide Urras da Anarres. Da entrambe le parti si può guardare al di là del muro e anche un bambino può scavalcarlo senza difficoltà. Non è la sua altezza, ma l’idea di confine, di limite, di separazione a renderlo importante. E tragico, a pensarci bene. Un muro “ambigu...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Anarres vs. Urras - Ambiguous Walls: “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin
Published 1994. “There was a wall. It did not look important…But the idea was real…Like all walls it was ambiguous, two-faced. What was inside it and what was outside it depended upon the which side of it you were on”. In “The Dispossessed” by Ursula K. Le Guin "Call me Shevek. Some year...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: The Dispossessed
Ideas alone do not make great novels. I see this truth most clearly illustrated in Orwell's 1984, but there have been many other novels that neglected the story for some random thought or theory. There are many people who love these stories—I, in my many attempts to figure out what is wrong with me,...
Julian Meynell's Books
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4.0 The Dispossessed
It is my feeling that Le Guin is one of the most important authors of the late twentieth century and that the only reason that she has not been recognized as such is because she worked in science fiction and fantasy. The Dispossessed just reinforces that feeling. It is done with the same imaginati...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
5.0 The Dispossessed
There are 2 brother planets Anarres and Urras. 2 different cultures, ideologies, economic regimes. In Anarres near-absolute freedom is achieved. The writer described it as “non-authoritarian communism”. Mark it. The writer keeps pro-communistic tendencies through the book. Which I didn’t like at a...
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