a science fiction novel written by Ursula K. Le Guin, published in 1974. It follows the story of two planets, Anarres and Urras. Centuries prior to the book's plot, residents of Urras did not like the Earth-esque civilization there and left to form their own anarchistic society on Anarres. The two planets have had minimal contact since. Shevek, a brilliant physicist, travels from Anarres to Urras to try and break down these walls of communication that have been up for hundreds of years.
I read The Dispossessed in my English class last year, to show an example of how drastically different societies interact with each other.
by casualdehyde February 12, 2014