Communities of the Heart

Communities of the Heart

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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.The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin Warren Rochelle ... One finds, on first glance, in A Wizard of Earthsea, the first novel of the fantasy cycle, a hero far closer to the traditional than ... A Wizard of Earthsea, as being a#39;essentially a voyage, a pattern in the form of a long spirala#39;. halt;1 Raymond Thompson, in hisanbsp;...

Title:Communities of the Heart
Author:Warren Rochelle
Publisher:Liverpool University Press - 2001


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