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The Resource The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

Label
The telling
Title
The telling
Statement of responsibility
Ursula K. Le Guin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Earthling Sutty has been living a solitary, well-protected life in Dovza City on the planet Aka as an official Observer for the interstellar Ekumen. Insisting on all citizens being pure "producer-consumers," the tightly controlled capitalist government of Aka--the Corporation--is systematically destroying all vestiges of the ancient ways: "The Time of Cleansing" is the chilling term used to describe this era. Books are burned, the old language and calligraphy are outlawed, and those caught trying to keep any part of the past alive are punished and then reeducated. Frustrated in her attempts to study the linguistics and literature of Aka's cultural past, Sutty is sent upriver to the backwoods town of Okzat-Ozkat. Here she is slowly charmed by the old-world mountain people, whose still waters, she gradually realizes, run very deep. But whether their ways constitute a religion, ancient traditions, philosophy, or passive, political resistance, Sutty is not sure. Delving ever deeper into her hosts' culture, Sutty finds herself on a parallel spiritual quest, as well
Member of
Summary
On a world in which ancient beliefs and customs are banned, Sutty journeys deep into the countryside and discovers the Telling, the old faith of the Akans, a banned religion that teaches her about the meaning of her own existence
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Storyline
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Tone
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Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2001.
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040257
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
Grades 9-12
LC call number
PS3562.E42
LC item number
T45 2000
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.4
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hainish cycle
Series volume
0008
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
Target audience
adult
Label
The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43662164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780151005673
Lccn
00029574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43662164
Label
The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm43662164
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
264 pages
Isbn
9780151005673
Lccn
00029574
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)43662164

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