The Day Before the Revolution

The Day Before the Revolution
Title The Day Before the Revolution PDF eBook
Author Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher HarperCollins
Pages
Release 2017-02-14
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0062470981

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“Ursula Le Guin is more than just a writer of adult fantasy and science fiction . . . she is a philosopher; an explorer in the landscapes of the mind.” – Cincinnati Enquirer The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse worlds. "The Day Before the Revolution" is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

The Day Before the Revolution

The Day Before the Revolution
Title The Day Before the Revolution PDF eBook
Author Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher
Pages 24
Release 2019
Genre Anarchism
ISBN

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"Laia Asia Odo, the anarchist revolutionary, is tired. She is old and widowed, worried that her memory is failing. She lives in a large commune and is both invisible and glorified by the young activists who live with and visit her. She goes out for a walk. She lives on the planet Urras. It is The Day Before the Revolution. In this 1974 short story, Le Guin accounts a day in the life of Odo, the woman whose writings and actions inspired a revolution and a new society in ‘The Dispossessed.’ Odo, long dead but ever present in ‘The Dispossessed,’ is given life here, flesh and blood and bone. This story provides a snapshot of a revolutionary that is mundane, inspiring, and touchingly real."--Page 4 of cover.

Coyote's Song

Coyote's Song
Title Coyote's Song PDF eBook
Author Richard D. Erlich
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Pages 662
Release 2009-12-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1434457753

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A major study of the major and minor fiction, poetry, and children's books of SF and fantasy writer Ursula K. Le Guin. As Le Guin herself writes, "It is written in English, not academese, and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of students, scholars, and interested readers."

Memory and Utopian Agency in Utopian/Dystopian Literature

Memory and Utopian Agency in Utopian/Dystopian Literature
Title Memory and Utopian Agency in Utopian/Dystopian Literature PDF eBook
Author Carter F. Hanson
Publisher Routledge
Pages 205
Release 2020-06-09
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1000165957

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For a genre that imagines possible futures as a means of critiquing the present, utopian/dystopian fiction has been surprisingly obsessed with how the past is remembered. Memory and Utopian Agency in Utopian/Dystopian Literature: Memory of the Future examines modern and contemporary utopian/dystopian literature’s preoccupation with memory, asserting that from the nineteenth century onward, memory and forgetting feature as key problematics in the genre as well as sources of the utopian impulse. Through a series of close readings of utopian/dystopian novels informed by theory and dialectics, Hanson provides a case study history of how and why memory emerged as a problem for utopia, and how recent dystopian texts situate memory as a crucial mode of utopian agency. Hanson demonstrates that many modern and contemporary writers of the genre consider the presence of certain forms of memory as necessary to the project of imagining better societies or to avoiding possible dystopian outcomes.

Reign of Louis XVI. The Revolution

Reign of Louis XVI. The Revolution
Title Reign of Louis XVI. The Revolution PDF eBook
Author Julia Kavanagh
Publisher
Pages 298
Release 1893
Genre France
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Frankenstein's Daughters

Frankenstein's Daughters
Title Frankenstein's Daughters PDF eBook
Author Jane L. Donawerth
Publisher Syracuse University Press
Pages 252
Release 1997-04-01
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780815603955

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Women Science fiction authors—past and present—are united by the problems they face in attempting to write in this genre, an overwhelmingly male-dominated field. Science fiction has been defined by male-centered, scientific discourse that describes women as alien "others" rather than rational beings. This perspective has defined the boundaries of science fiction, resulting in women writers being excluded as equal participants in the genre. Frankenstein's Daughters explores the different strategies women have used to negotiate the minefields of their chosen career: they have created a unique utopian science formulated by and for women, with women characters taking center stage and actively confronting oppressors. This type of depiction is a radical departure from the condition where women are relegated to marginal roles within the narratives. Donawerth takes a comprehensive look at the field and explores the works of authors such as Mary Shelley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Anne McCaffrey.

The Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

The Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg
Title The Revolutionary Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg PDF eBook
Author Marie Frederiksen
Publisher Wellred Books
Pages 396
Release 2022-04-02
Genre History
ISBN

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This book sets out to examine Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas, not from the distorted myths about her political ideas, or solely about personal questions such as her love life, but from Luxemburg’s very own writings. It is an attempt to provide an insight into the treasure trove of ideas and revolutionary theory that Luxemburg’s works constitute. The book shows that the real Rosa Luxemburg is often very far from the myths and rumours that surround her: Rosa Luxemburg was, is and remains a revolutionary.