Art Bookshop Ireland
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin
The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin
New
Sold Out

    The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin

    €8.00
    DESCRIPTION

    In The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin tells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination.

    Hacking the linear, progressive mode of the Techno-Heroic, the Carrier Bag Theory of human evolution proposes: ‘before the tool that forces energy outward, we made the tool that brings energy home.’ Prior to the preeminence of sticks, swords and the Hero’s killing tools, our ancestors’ greatest invention was the container: the basket of wild oats, the medicine bundle, the net made of your own hair, the home, the shrine, the place that contains whatever is sacred. The recipient, the holder, the story. The bag of stars.

    This influential essay opens a portal to terra ignota, where the possibilities of human experience and knowledge can be discovered anew. 

    Published by Ignota
    Softcover
    42 pages
    110 x 160 mm
    ISBN 9781999675998

    RECENTLY VIEWED PRODUCTS

    BACK TO TOP