Communities of the Heart

The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin

Warren Rochelle

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ISBN: 9780853238867

Publication: November 1, 2000

Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 25

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This book explores the use of imaginative literature as persuasion, focusing on the science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and her rhetorical use of myth. The author concludes that Le Guin (like Emerson, Peirce, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dewey) is a romantic/pragmatic rhetorician. In that sense, she is arguing for what Vico argued for in the eighteenth century: that knowledge should be seen and studied as an integrated whole, and that Cartesian thinking is only part of how humans make meaning.

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In this revised doctoral dissertation, the creative writer Rochelle brings an expertise in storytelling to theoretical discussions.
  Science Fiction Studies, Volume 36

Format: Paperback

Size: 234 x 156 mm

208 Pages

ISBN: 9780853238867

Publication: November 1, 2000

Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies 25

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