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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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The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it
3.5 Heavy think
This one strained my brain quite a bit. It's a very involved book where social, political, economical structures, customs, morals, ethics, sex and peer pressure are concerned. Yeah, it runs the gamut, and befits a character that is what we'd call an activist. I liked how the story is built, with t...
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Dreadful book.
When trying to better understand anarchism this book caught my eye and I thought it would be helpful to come through the topic via a fictional read that would help me better understand it in a story rather than trying to teach myself from very dry academic books. Supposedly this book is about two wo...
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,...
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