Calls Always Coming Home an “open-ended utopia” that presents the possibility of utopia without being specific about the means to get there. The self-reflexive narrator, Pandora, is the “structuring paradox” of a novel that leads the reader to long for a utopia while remaining ambiguous about its possibility.
"Self-Conscious Narration as the Complex Representation of Hope in Le Guin's Always Coming Home,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 15
, Article 8.
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