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Communities of the Heart : The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Author: Warren Rochelle
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2001.
Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, 25.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Ursula K Le Guin; Ursula K Le Guin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Warren Rochelle
ISBN: 1781380503 9781781380505 1846312868 9781846312861 0853238766 9780853238768
OCLC Number: 1154831011
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (207 p.).
Contents: Title Page; Contents; Acknowledgements; Preface; 1: The Making and Remaking of Meaning: Language, Story and Myth; 2: The Monomyth Reimagined; 3: Which Way to Eden?; 4: American Romantic/Pragmatic Rhetoric; 5: Communities of the Heart; Bibliography; Index of Works by Ursula K. Le Guin; General Index
Series Title: 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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