"The Eye of the Heron"

Title"The Eye of the Heron"
Year for Search1978
AuthorsLe Guin, Ursula K[roeber](1929-2018)
Secondary AuthorsKidd, Virginia(1921-2003)
Secondary TitleMillennial Women
Pagination88-209
Date Published1978
PublisherDelacorte Press
Place PublishedNew York
KeywordsFemale author, US author
Annotation

Dystopia and eutopia. An authoritarian dystopia on another world that was originally a penal colony and continues with dominant men ruling and women severely restricted. This is contrasted with a group of later arrivals who came to establish a small, free, egalitarian farming community. The dystopia initially dominates the smaller community, but it manages to free itself with the help of a young woman from the dystopia.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in The Eye of the Heron and Other Stories. By Ursula K. Le Guin and Others. Ed. Virginia Kidd (London: Panther, 1980), 109-251; and as The Eye of the Heron. London: Victor Gollancz, 1982.

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Author Note

Female author (1929-2018)

Full Text

1978 Le Guin, Ursula K[roeber] (1929-2018). “The Eye of the Heron.” Millennial Women. Ed. Virginia Kidd (New York: Delacorte Press, 1978), 88-209. Rpt. in The Eye of the Heron and Other Stories. By Ursula K[roeber] Le Guin and Others. Ed. Virginia Kidd (London: Panther, 1980), 109-251; and as The Eye of the Heron. London: Victor Gollancz, 1982. L, PSt

Dystopia and eutopia. An authoritarian dystopia on another world that was originally a penal colony and continues with dominant men ruling and women severely restricted. This is contrasted with a group of later arrivals who came to establish a small, free, egalitarian farming community. The dystopia initially dominates the smaller community, but it manages to free itself with the help of a young woman from the dystopia. Female author.