The Left Hand Of Darkness

The Left Hand Of Darkness
Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 9781405525275
ISBN 13 : 1405525274
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Left Hand Of Darkness Book Description:

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.

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

Study Guide to The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin
Author : Intelligent Education
Publisher : Influence Publishers
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2020-02-15
ISBN 10 : 9781645425212
ISBN 13 : 1645425215
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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

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.

The Left Hand of Darkness

The Left Hand of Darkness
Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher : Ace
Total Pages : 304
Release : 1969
ISBN 10 : 0441478123
ISBN 13 : 9780441478125
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Left Hand of Darkness Book Description:

On behalf of his government, an earthling travels to an alien, backward world whose inhabitants are all ambisexual

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author : Gary Westfahl
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 1395
Release : 2005
ISBN 10 : 0313329532
ISBN 13 : 9780313329531
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Description:

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Politics Persuasion and Pragmatism

Politics  Persuasion  and Pragmatism
Author : Ellen Susan Peel
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Total Pages : 227
Release : 2002
ISBN 10 : 0814209106
ISBN 13 : 9780814209103
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Politics Persuasion and Pragmatism Book Description:

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.

Novelists and Novels

Novelists and Novels
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Total Pages : 609
Release : 2009-01-01
ISBN 10 : 9780791093733
ISBN 13 : 0791093735
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novelists and Novels Book Description:

Read what Bloom had to say on the world's great novelists including Miguel de Cervantes, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Franz Kafka, Ernest Hemmingway and more.

A Companion to Science Fiction

A Companion to Science Fiction
Author : David Seed
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 632
Release : 2008-06-09
ISBN 10 : 9780470797013
ISBN 13 : 0470797010
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Science Fiction Book Description:

A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld. Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture. Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’sThe Handmaid’s Tale.

The Location of Religion

The Location of Religion
Author : Kim Knott
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2015-08-12
ISBN 10 : 9781317313694
ISBN 13 : 1317313690
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Location of Religion Book Description:

The ways in which humans interact with their location is an important topic within sociological studies of religion. It is integral to the place of religion in secular society. 'The Location of Religion: A Spatial Analysis' offers an overview of the ways in which religion can be located within social, cultural and physical space. It examines contemporary spatial theory - notably the work of the influential sociologist Henri Lefebvre - and the many disciplines that have contributed to the spatial study of religion. This volume will be invaluable to all those interested in the role of religion in spatial analysis.

The Language of the Night

The Language of the Night
Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher : Ultramarine Publishing
Total Pages : 270
Release : 1979
ISBN 10 : 0399504826
ISBN 13 : 9780399504822
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Language of the Night Book Description:

Contemporary Women s Writing

Contemporary Women s Writing
Author : Maroula Joannou
Publisher : Manchester University Press
Total Pages : 211
Release : 2000
ISBN 10 : 0719053390
ISBN 13 : 9780719053399
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Women s Writing Book Description:

This wide-ranging study provides a historically grounded account of women's fiction in the 1960s and the 1970s, relating changes in the social structure of Britain and the United States to the literary representations of women's experience.