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  • Title: Четири пътя към прошката
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Мария Кръстева
  • ISBN: 9545700300
  • Page: 114
  • Format: Paperback


Kat Kennedy Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
I think I may have found a new girl crush in Ursula K. Le Guin and her collection of four short stories, Four Ways To Forgiveness.I never did like weak, insipid damsels in distress.[image error]In fact, I think it is those very characteristics that cause me to pull away from and revile books like Fallen, Twilight and Hush Hush. It seems to me that in these books, nobody aspires to be anything more than Mrs. Cullen and to terrorize the local woodland creatures as some sort of gothic reverse of Sn [...]
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Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Four (actually five now, in the edition I read) interlocking novellas by Ursula Le Guin, exploring the history of two planets, Werel and Yeowe, with an entrenched culture of slavery based largely on race. Here it's the black race that has enslaved the whites, although after a few thousand years of slaves being used and raped, many of the slaves are as dark-skinned as their masters. When the Hainish spacefaring race rediscovers Werel, which they populated millions of years ago, the interactions b [...]
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Tatiana Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Writing this review is hard, simply because I don't think I am equipped to adequately relay Ursula K. Le Guin's genius. She is one of the cleverest writers I have ever come across and her anthropological science fiction never ceases to amaze and distress me.Of course, at the core of every sci-fi novel lies an alien world. The one depicted in this collection of 4 interconnected novellas is particularly gruesome IMO. This collection of stories is about slavery, freedom, and women's liberation. But [...]
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Stuart Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Four Ways to Forgiveness: Slavery, oppression, revolution, and redemptionOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureUrsula K. Le Guin is hardly afraid to tackle difficult topics. In fact, she delves into them with a fearless but controlled approach that forces us to look at painful subjects we may prefer not to. This time she is going straight for the jugular, exploring the sensitive subjects of freedom, slavery, oppression, sexual politics, and revolution. In the wrong hands this could easily becom [...]
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Ryan Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Quintessential Le Guin. It's apparently part of the Hainish cycle, which I have never read. This seems like the "Tales from Earthsea" of the Hainish cycle: it's a collection of short stories that easily stand alone, but are part of the same universe as other books, and it's, most likely, the best book in the lot. I've heard, anyway, that people don't get that excited about the Hainish books, so I assume this one may stand out.It's four, tangential stories that surround a slave rebellion and a wa [...]
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Elena Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Four interconnected love stories between people from different and difficult backgrounds. All of them end up finding their way to -don't say forgiveness. don't- to forgiveness, which clearly consists in an understanding partner and an useful occupation. It's settled in many planets, but it's mainly about one, Yeowe, that joins the narrative advantages of having just freed itself from a colonial, pro-slavery regime and being ruled by chauvinistic assholes. Luckily, none of the characters are nati [...]
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Basia Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Along with Lathe of Heaven, one of my most favorite works by her.
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Bahar Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Ursula K. LeGuin öyle bir yazar ki, her okuduğunuzda sizi yeniden ve yeniden şaşırtmayı başarıyor, ve dürtmeyi ve düşündürmeyi Yarı saçma bir bilim kurgu hikaye gibi başlayan bir öykü-roman sonunda sizi özgürlük, kadınlık, kölelik, farklı olmak, aşk, hayatlar döngüsü konusunda sorularla başbaşa bırakarak bitiyor Her defasında "iyi ki okumuşum" diyerek bitiyor, tekrar ve tekrar
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Alexandra Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
There is just no denying it: Ursula le Guin is one of the greatest writers of the last 50 years (at least), and I firmly believe that the only reason she does not get more recognition for her commentary on race, politics, and - especially - gender - is because she sets much of that discussion off world. But, as I've mentioned before, this makes the discussion both easier to read - it's not my society being critiqued! - and harder-hitting, because when we see our faults in aliens it hurts more, s [...]
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Emily Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Four Ways to Forgiveness contains four novella set on the planet Werel and its colony planet, Yoewe. Werel has a violent and oppressive history and although having become technologically quite advance, the practice of slavery is still the basis of their society.The first story is set on Yeowe following their War of Liberation and features an old woman and her relationship with a former Chief of the revolution. This story seems mostly to serve as exposition and a commentary on how elders are trea [...]
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Linda Robinson Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
This book was on the list from the Worlds Beyond Worlds Symposium, must-reads or would love to see as a film. Didn't know 'til just now that it was a number in the Hainish cycle. Doesn't read that on the book, but it's in the universe. This is a collection of 4 novellas intertwined with characters and locations in the system that includes planet Yeowe and planet Werel. The titles are Betrayals, Forgiveness Day, A Man of the People, and A Woman's Liberation. These are fiction along with a keen st [...]
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Zübeyir Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Kitap, yazarın kurguladığı "Hainish Cycle" adı verilen kurgusal evrendeki birbirine çok yakın ve sömürü ilişkileri olan Werel ve Yeowe adındaki gezegenlerde geçen dört uzun hikayeden oluşuyor. Hikayeler birbirinden bağımsız gibi görünse de dolaylı bağlantılar da mevcut. Le Guin bu kurgusal gezegenleri yine sadece bir fon olarak kullanarak, sosyal meselelere yoğunlaşıyor. Hiç de hoş olmayan beşeriyet inkişafımızı alegorik bir tarzda resmederek, eleştiriyor aslın [...]
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Glaiza Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
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Jeffrey E Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
There is a reason Le Guin is considered one of the greats. This book is a shining example of how elegant and powerful her writing can be. Highly recommended.
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Kate Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
"At the far end of the universe, on the twin planets of Werel and Yeowe, all humankind is divided into 'assets' and 'owners', tradition and liberation are at war, and freedom takes many forms. Here is a society as complex and troubled as any on our world, peopled with unforgettable characters struggling to become fully human. For the disgraced revolutionary Abberkam, the callow 'space brat' Solly, the haughty soldier Teyeo, and the Ekuman historian and Hainish exile Havzhiva, freedom and duty bo [...]
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Ken-ichi Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
If you've ever thought, as I never have, that Ursula Le Guin would write fantastically wonderful romance, may I present this book. The four stories depict a society emerging from slavery and dealing with its initial political and sexual repercussions and reiterations, but the love stories at the heart of each are both hopeful and beautiful. That said, there's definitely a weird tension between Le Guin's artificial society of Werel and American slavery (or at least how it's been depicted in ficti [...]
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Josephine Ensign Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
This book completely sucked me in and I basically read it in one sitting. I had forgotten what an amazing writer Le Guin is, having read The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed during my early teenage 'sci-fi phase.' I stumbled into this book of hers by a happy mistake, ordering it up along with tons of other library books in my current research on forgiveness. She deals with complex issues of racism and sexism, power and oppression, forgiveness and anger in a mesmerizing, completely abso [...]
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Silvio Curtis Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Three worthwhile stories with a few boring or incohesive aspects, then "A Woman's Liberation", which is a real masterpiece. All the stories deal with the slavery-based culture of Werel (this is a different planet from the one in City of Illusions) and with its former colony Yeowe, which has expelled the owner race in a revolution but is still struggling to create a truly free society. In addition, the book contains a section of "notes" on the history and cultures of the two planets. A fifth good [...]
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Pam Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
This is a collection of four novellas that revolve around one topic: liberation. Liberation of a people from slavery, liberation of women from the equally oppressive thumb of sexism. It's also about the liberation of a mind from ignorance. Because of the subject it concerns, it is quite heartbreaking. But also very beautiful. I can't explain (and I'm not even sure I understand) why Le Guin used "forgiveness" as the sort of secondary theme to hold the stories together. I won't try to. No amount o [...]
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Darceylaine Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
As I near the end of my quest to read every scrap of fiction LeGuin ever wrote, this one does not disappoint. 4 short stories about the same world in the midst of a revolution. I love that her first set of characters are old, and how quiet and personal that story is in contrast with the later stories. I also love her sense of particularity and how truth is local in "A Man of the People." My only criticism is that her stories are trying to cover whole lifetimes,so sometimes go in and out of focus [...]
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~Katan~ Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Note: I had given this book 4 stars, coz the Left Hand of Darkness & Dispossessed were 5.Yet I'm compelled to change my grading to 5, because (for me) it's far superior to other books I've graded with 4.And well, to be honest, all Le Guin's books are, in fact, 1000 stars out of 5.
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Katya Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Ursula K. Le Guin doesn't have a weak book (that I've read). That is all.
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prcardi Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Characters: 4/5Writing Style: 4/5World: 3/5Resonance: 3/5The Identify-This-Book ChallengeClues:bucolic settingforeigner to a new land viewpointfree-love advocacycautionary, pro-environment lessonvillainous capitalist plunderersinclusive treatment of sexual identityoppressor/oppressed class conflictviolent sexual assault as weapon of antagonistpro-democracy messageAnswer (Hold computer monitor up to mirror): elcyC hsiniaH eht fo koob yrevEIf Hainish Cycle fans finish this thinking they've encount [...]
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Debbie Notkin Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
I must have read this book before, because it was on shelves no book should get to without being read. However, I only remember one of the four stories ("Forgiveness Day"). All four stories are set on the planets of Werel and Yeowe, which orbit the same sun, around the time that the nations on those planets are considering joining the Ekumen.Werel and Yeowe both have entrenched histories of slavery, taking somewhat different forms on the two planets. The slaves ("assets") on Yeowe, which was col [...]
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Rene Sears Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
I hadn't read this in years, and it was as powerful as I remembered, a meditation on freedom and hierarchies and subjugation; but also on compassion and love. The language is beautiful, spare when necessary but never less than thoughtful and lovely. The linked stories give different perspectives that add to a rich whole. Beautiful.
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Rose Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
Beautiful stories, about identity and free will and learning to see from other's perspectives. Each story had a luminous, beautiful moment that brought tears to my eyes. Ursula, you are missed.
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Nikki Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
The first story, Betrayals, is pretty nice, in a quiet way. It's set on one of her Hainish worlds, Yeowe, but it's not really alien or sci-fi in any way other than that -- it could easily be a story about our world. Werel is a slave-owning planet, and Yeowe its colony, and for some time when the story is set, Yeowe has had freedom, but they're still all fighting among themselves. That isn't the focus of the story, though it's wound into the background: in the foreground is an old woman, Yoss, an [...]
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Outis Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
A smart and memorable political book about slavery, imperialism, patriarchy and social change. It's mostly reflexive in tone, light in plot and heavy in worldbuilding. It's of course woven with intriguing cultural stuff of the made up variety (including a look at Hain) and Le Guin tempered the exposition and her lecturing with a lot of up-close-and-personal stuff. There are a bunch of interesting and sometimes touching characters as well as several narrators who are often far from omniscient. Al [...]
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Ryan Lee Williams Feb 23, 2020 - 01:19 AM
"But my people, she thought, know only how to deny. Born in the dark shadow of power misused, we set peace outside our world, a guiding and unattainable light. All we know to do is fight. Any peace one of us can make in our life is only a denial that the war is going on, a shadow of the shadow, a doubled unbelief.""There are truths that are not useful. All knowledge is local, my friend has said. Is it true, where is it true, that that child had to die in that way? Is it true, where is it true, t [...]
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