The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas: A Story by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas: A Story

byUrsula K. Le Guin

Kobo ebook | February 14, 2017

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The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her spare, elegant prose, rich characterization, and diverse worlds. "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a short story originally published in the collection The Wind's Twelve Quarters.

Title:The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas: A StoryFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Harper PerennialLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062470973

ISBN - 13:9780062470973

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas by Ursula K. Le Guin this is what the brilliant Ursula K. Le Guin brings up in her very short 1973 story The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. It just a few pages she asks us to conceive of a utopia, a place where everyone enjoys happiness, the lovely place. But for reasons unspecified, the happiness of all others depends on the suffering of a small child confined in the dark, unloved, malnourished and dirty with its own feces. And everyone knows, and comes to accept. Except for a few who, against all the reason, think of the child and decide to walk away from Omelas into the unknown; walk away from the happiness of many built on the suffering of one.
Date published: 2017-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So profound! This was such a compelling story! Really makes you think about life and happiness; is the well-being and prosperity of a city worth the extreme misery of an innocent child?
Date published: 2017-02-24