THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Ursula K. Le Guin Literary Criticism

The Dispossessed

A paper by Victor Urbanowicz looking at the personal and political in Le Guin's novel, asserting that it depicts a sympathetic understanding of anarchist theory.
In this paper Judah Bierman argues that The Dispossessed explores the difficulties besetting the idea of an anarchist-socialist utopia.

Always Coming Home

A chapter from the digital book Coyote's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin by Richard D. Erlich covering a vast range of subjects in relation to this work.

The Left Hand of Darkness

A paper by Jeanne Murray Walker examining the role of myths in the novel with reference to the theories of Claude Levi-Strauss.

The Lathe of Heaven

A paper by Ian Watson which attempts to locate this novel within the context of Le Guin as a writer, and also highlight similarities with the work of Philip K. Dick.