Three critics discuss The Left Hand of Darkness.

How Has The Left Hand of Darkness’ Treatment of Gender and Sexuality Held Up?

How Has The Left Hand of Darkness’ Treatment of Gender and Sexuality Held Up?

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Feb. 27 2018 10:24 AM

Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness

How does the novel hold up almost 50 years after it first appeared?

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Laura Miller, Jacob Brogan, and Charlie Jane Anders discuss Ursula K. Le Guin’s classic science-fiction novel The Left Hand of Darkness, about an emissary to an alien world where ideas about gender and sexuality are challenged by their way of life.

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