Contains two novellas: The Eye of the Heron, first published 1978; and The Word for World is Forest, first published in 1976....
|Title||:||The Eye of the Heron / The Word for World Is Forest|
|Number of Pages||:||301 Pages|
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The Eye of the Heron / The Word for World Is Forest Reviews
not the best of her stuff ive read but there is good material here and no regret in having read it. eye of heron being the more sophisticated work but word for world pretty satisfying in its way. both being in large part varieties of political disquisition revolving around questions of pacifism. well i am a bit of a pacifist so i enjoy these sorts of explorations.it seems unfair that le guin should not have been recognised through some sort of lifetime achievement award for her sagas like a nobel which she would certainly deserve more than a likelier candidate say peter carey for example. but establishments are stubbornly idiotic about marginalising literatures they cant be fucked to engage with. and thats just life.
"The word for world is forest" is one of the books that is contained in the rumour that it influenced James Cameron to make his Avatar film. While I can see some similarities, there are not more in this book than there are in e.g. Fern Gulley, or Dances with Wolves (also contained in the rumour)."The word for world is forest" introduces us to a planet with lots of forest, inhabited by a species of small creatures who call themselves the Ashthean, and who are related to humans. This species has a special way of interacting with their world, through dreams. Their peaceful life is disrupted when the humans arrive and see a lot of potential in this planet, being the trees. This is the start of an interesting number of events, where humans and Ashthean learn a lot.