Native Tongue

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9780879979454: Native Tongue

Called "fascinating" by the New York Times upon its first publication in 1984, Native Tongue won wide critical praise and cult status, and has often been compared to the futurist fiction of Margaret Atwood. Set in the twenty-second century, the novel tells of a world where women are once again property, denied civil rights and banned from public life. Earth's wealth depends on interplanetary commerce with alien races, and linguists --a small, clannish group of families --have become the ruling elite by controlling all interplanetary communication. Their women are used to breed perfect translators for all the galaxies' languages.

Nazareth Chornyak, the most talented linguist of the family, is exhausted by her constant work translating for trade organizations, supervising the children's language education, running the compound, and caring for the elderly men. She longs to retire to the Barren House, where women past childbearing age knit, chat, and wait to die. What Nazareth comes to discover is that a slow revolution is going on in the Barren Houses: there, word by word, women are creating a language of their own to free them from men's control.

"Native Tongue brings to life not only the possibility of a women's language, but a rationale for one,"-Village Voice

"Elgin takes up more than linguistics, of course-everything from religion to sexthe story is absolutely compelling."-Women's Review of Books

Suzette Haden Elgin is author of twelve science fiction novels and is widely know for her best-selling series The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense and for The Grandmother Principles. She is director of the Ozark Center for Language Studies and is professor emerita of linguistics at San Diego State University.

Susan Squier is Julia Brill professor of English and Women's Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

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About the Author:

SUZETTE HADEN ELGIN is author of twelve science fiction novels and is widely known for her best-selling The Gentle Art of Verbal Self-Defense and for The Grandmother Principles. SUSAN SQUIER is editor of Babies in Bottles: Twentieth-Century Visions of Reproductive Technology. JULIE VEDDER is professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

Review:

"Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy, a classic text of angry feminism, is also an exemplary experiment in speculative fiction, deftly and implacably pursuing both a scientific hypothesis and an ideological hypothesis through all their social, moral, and emotional implications." Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness

"Less well known than the The Handmaid's Tale but just as apocalyptic in [its] vision . . . Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue. . . records female tribulation in a world where . . . women have no public rights at all. Elgin's heroines do, however, have one set of weapons words of their own." Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The New York Times Book Review

"Native Tongue brings to life not only the possibility of a women's language, but also the rationale for one. . . . [It is] a language that can bring to life concepts men have never needed, have never dreamed of and thus change the world. Elgin never makes the mistake of easy utopiansim or over-optimism. Her women revel in patience." Voice Literary Supplement

"As a nonreader of science fiction . . . I urge Native Tongue upon you. . . . Like Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale but more drastically and distinctly, Elgin has carried current fundamentalist views on women to their 'logical' conclusion. . . . Above all she understands that until women find the words and syntax for what they need to say, they will never say it, nor will the world hear it. . . . There isn't a phony or romantic moment here, and the story is absolutely compelling." Women's Review of Books

"Elgin's novel will inspire those who believe that women's words can change the world. Read it!"
Marleen S. Barr, author of Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond

"Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue trilogy, a classic text of angry feminism, is also an exemplary experiment in speculative fiction, deftly and implacably pursuing both a scientific hypothesis and an ideological hypothesis through all their social, moral, and emotional implications." ―Ursula K. Le Guin, author of The Left Hand of Darkness

"Less well known than the The Handmaid's Tale but just as apocalyptic in [its] vision . . . Suzette Haden Elgin's Native Tongue. . . records female tribulation in a world where . . . women have no public rights at all. Elgin's heroines do, however, have one set of weapons―words of their own." ―Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar, The New York Times Book Review

"Native Tongue brings to life not only the possibility of a women's language, but also the rationale for one. . . . [It is] a language that can bring to life concepts men have never needed, have never dreamed of―and thus change the world. Elgin never makes the mistake of easy utopiansim or over-optimism. Her women revel in patience." ―Voice Literary Supplement

"As a nonreader of science fiction . . . I urge Native Tongue upon you. . . . Like Margaret Atwood in The Handmaid's Tale but more drastically and distinctly, Elgin has carried current fundamentalist views on women to their 'logical' conclusion. . . . Above all she understands that until women find the words and syntax for what they need to say, they will never say it, nor will the world hear it. . . . There isn't a phony or romantic moment here, and the story is absolutely compelling." ―Women's Review of Books

"Elgin's novel will inspire those who believe that women's words can change the world. Read it!"
Marleen S. Barr, author of Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond

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