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The Resource The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin

Label
The telling
Title
The telling
Statement of responsibility
Ursula K. Le Guin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Earthling Sutty has been living a solitary, well-protected life in Dovza City on the planet Aka as an official Observer for the interstellar Ekumen. Insisting on all citizens being pure "producer-consumers," the tightly controlled capitalist government of Aka--the Corporation--is systematically destroying all vestiges of the ancient ways: "The Time of Cleansing" is the chilling term used to describe this era. Books are burned, the old language and calligraphy are outlawed, and those caught trying to keep any part of the past alive are punished and then reeducated. Frustrated in her attempts to study the linguistics and literature of Aka's cultural past, Sutty is sent upriver to the backwoods town of Okzat-Ozkat. Here she is slowly charmed by the old-world mountain people, whose still waters, she gradually realizes, run very deep. But whether their ways constitute a religion, ancient traditions, philosophy, or passive, political resistance, Sutty is not sure. Delving ever deeper into her hosts' culture, Sutty finds herself on a parallel spiritual quest, as well
Member of
Summary
On a world in which ancient beliefs and customs are banned, Sutty journeys deep into the countryside and discovers the Telling, the old faith of the Akans, a banned religion that teaches her about the meaning of her own existence
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2000.
  • Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel, 2001.
Action
digitized
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
040257
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hainish series
Series volume
0008
Target audience
adult
Label
The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=574677
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
ONE; TWO; THREE; FOUR; FIVE; SIX; SEVEN; EIGHT; NINE
Control code
ocn297723162
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547545622
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00031265
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
55EA0C17-980A-45E4-AB97-00FFA9C6F6D6
System control number
(OCoLC)297723162
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The telling, Ursula K. Le Guin
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=574677
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
ONE; TWO; THREE; FOUR; FIVE; SIX; SEVEN; EIGHT; NINE
Control code
ocn297723162
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (264 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780547545622
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
EB00031265
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
55EA0C17-980A-45E4-AB97-00FFA9C6F6D6
System control number
(OCoLC)297723162
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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