LeGuin, Ursula: The Dispossessed (Study Guide)

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Study Guide for Ursula LeGuin: The Dispossessed (1974) Introduction After World War I, the writing of utopian fiction gradually declined, until thegenre almost disappeared in mid-century, to be replaced by dystopias (descriptions of ultimately evil places) like George Orwell`s Nineteen-Eighty-Four (1948). However, in the mid-seventies therewas a spate of new utopias written by Americans inspired by the upsurge ofsocial reform begun in the late sixties and continuing into the new decade. Themost famous examples are Ernest Callenbach`s Ecotopia, Samuel R.Delany`s Triton, and this novel, though there are many otherexamples. What differentiated these new utopias was their attempt to evade the traditional criticisms of the old utopias like Edward Bellamy`s Looking Backward: that they were ...

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