The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed

In this collection of essays, a group of scholars consider Le Guin’s The Dispossessed in light of it’s utopian, anarchist, temporal, and revolutionary politics. It says a great deal about the novel that it can generate this much scholarship while also existing as the moving, sorrowful, and hopeful story of one young man caught between worlds. The collection concludes with a brief response from Le Guin herself, in which she reflects not only on the collection but about her own complicated relationship to the book’s reception.

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