Ursula K. Le Guin: Literature and otherness

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Abstract

The late Ursula K. Le Guin was a woman of strong convictions: liberty, equality of rights, and the dignity of the human being were her dicta. She did not only defend women's rights but the rights of every human being. The acceptance of the Other played a primary role in her writings. The revolutions she introduced in the genre of contemporary fantasy literature, mainly the profound shift of focus from the male perspective of the hero myth to include a feminine point of view and centrality and the transformation of narrative time structure are the reason to have chosen to center this analysis on the Earthsea cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalFaces de Eva: Revista de Estudos Sobre a Mulher
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Le Guin
  • Fantasy
  • Earthsea
  • Otherness
  • Dragons
  • Women

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