"The Diary of the Rose"

Title"The Diary of the Rose"
Year for Search1976
AuthorsLe Guin, Ursula K[roeber](1929-2018)
Secondary AuthorsDann, Jack [Mayo](b. 1945), and Dozois, Gardner R[aymond](1947-2018)
Secondary TitleFuture Power: A Science Fiction Anthology
Pagination4-31 with an editors' note (2-3)
Date Published1976
PublisherRandom House
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Authoritarian dystopia in which psychiatry is used as a political tool with electroshock for dissent. The story focuses on a young psychiatrist and her growing awareness of the way the system works. Liberalism is considered a political psychosis needing to be treated by electroshock. Intellectualism produces negative thinking that leads to psychosis. 

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in her The Compass Rose: Short Stories (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), 99-124; and in her The Real and the Unreal. Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin. Volume One Where on Earth (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2012), 83-106; and in the one volume edition The Real and the Unreal: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 99-125.

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Author Note

Female author (1929-2018)

Full Text

1976 Le Guin, Ursula K[roeber] (1929-2018). “The Diary of the Rose.” Future Power: A Science Fiction Anthology. Ed. Jack [Mayo] Dann and Gardner [Raymond] Dozois (New York: Random House, 1976), 4-31 with an editors’ note (3-4). Rpt. in her The Compass Rose: Short Stories (New York: Harper & Row, 1982), 99-124; and in her The Real and the Unreal. Selected Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin. Volume One Where on Earth (Easthampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2012), 83-106; and in the one volume edition The Real and the Unreal: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin (New York: Saga Press, 2016), 99-125. PSt

Authoritarian dystopia in which psychiatry is used as a political tool with electroshock for dissent. The story focuses on a young psychiatrist and her growing awareness of the way the system works. Liberalism is considered a political psychosis needing to be treated by electroshock. Intellectualism produces negative thinking that leads to psychosis. Female author.