Ursula K. Le Guin | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Elyce Rae Helford

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Ursula K. Le Guin.
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Critical Essay by Elyce Rae Helford

SOURCE: Helford, Elyce Rae. “Going ‘Native’: Le Guin, Misha, and the Politics of Speculative Literature.” Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, no. 71 (autumn 1997): 77-88.

In the following essay, Helford examines Le Guin's “Buffalo Gals Won't You Come out Tonight,” finding it a “highly problematic cultural text, embedded in Anglo-Native American struggles over language, meaning, and culture; rich in the contradictions of the white, mainstream worldview through which it was written.”

Imagine—white Canadians and Americans telling Native stories because their governments outlawed Native languages and lifeways, and punished those of us who resisted.

(Lenore Keeshig-Tobias, p. 119)

If you want to write our stories, then be prepared to live with us.

(Maria Campbell, quoted in Keeshig-Tobias, p. 119)

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