THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST by Ursula K. Le Guin

THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST

KIRKUS REVIEW

Terran logging interests vs. the gentle natives of Athshe. Le Guin's most pleasing efforts are spent on the Athshean culture: a non-technological forest society with an interesting division of sexual roles and an intense development of the capacity for dreaming--that is, for re-experiencing and restructuring the mysteries of waking life. The Terran exploiters are more trivially realized; despite economical plotting and a wonderfully ambiguous ending, this shows signs of a previous fragmentary incarnation as a children's story. Lesser Le Guin, but often impressive.
Pub Date: April 12th, 1976
ISBN: 0765324644
Page count: 190pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1st, 1976




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