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 Tehanu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tehanu is set almost immediately after the conclusion of The Farthest Shore but was written many years later.
A further theme in Tehanu is Ged's transition from a man of 'doing' and action, to a man of generally passive 'being'.
Tenar, the heroine of The Tombs of Atuan, is a major character in Tehanu, as is Ged, the hero of A Wizard of Earthsea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tehanu   (271 words)

  
 Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea (Ursula Le Guin)
In Tehanu she adopts a maltreated and scarred child called Therru and journeys to the side of the dying mage Ogion.
In Tehanu the central battle is a defence of a farmhouse against three vagabonds.
In Tehanu a happy ending is only achieved by a draco ex machina: since none of the protagonists, not even archmage-to-be Therru, can resort to violence, Kalessin must arrive in the nick of time to save them.
dannyreviews.com /h/Tehanu.html   (558 words)

  
 Peiratikos » Archives » February Reading List
I already knew who Tehanu was and some of her story from reading the sequels first, but I was amazed and delighted to read a book for children in which a character says, appropriately angered, that a child has been raped because sometimes children are raped.
Tehanu has been able to bring about a role reversal of sorts, saving her mother from abuse by means of a fiery dragon long after Tenar had saved her from abuse and fire by accepting and loving even the “monstrous” parts of her.
Tehanu can’t be just a wounded survivor because she isn’t just that, she’s this dragon thing too and that’s a separate issue.
peiratikos.net /archives/2006/03/01/feb-06-list   (2158 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Tehanu (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 4): Books: Ursula K. LeGuin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tehanu is a heartbreaking farewell to a world that is passing, and is full of tantalizing hints of the new world to come.
Stylistically, TEHANU is a much richer, complex, and substantive tale about abuse, men and women in age and youth, female empowerment, male disempowerment, and life's priorities.
Tehanu is being described as what effectively amounts to "the worst piece of fiction ever written in all of time".
www.amazon.com /Tehanu-Earthsea-Cycle-Book-4/dp/1416509631   (2629 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: The Other Wind   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tehanu continues Ged's story, and also Tenar's (from The Tombs of Atuan) -- a tying-up of loose ends long desired by fans of the series, but which Le Guin approached with a radically changed literary and political agenda.
The thread, of course, is Tehanu, the burned and disfigured girl adopted by Tenar and Ged.
In the novel Tehanu, it's revealed that she is the daughter of the dragon Kalessin, and that she has a significant destiny to fulfill.
www.sfsite.com /11b/ow116.htm   (1779 words)

  
 Review: Discovering the Earth in Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin's Tales from Earthsea, reviewed by Christopher Cobb
To all outward appearances she is an ordinary woman of middle age, leading an ordinary life, except that she has a remarkable past and has now adopted a young girl who has been horribly burned and abused.
Tehanu focuses very deliberately on the details of daily life that had been absent from the earlier narrative.
Tenar's life in Tehanu is bounded by the island of Gont, but that is primarily a social novel: it turns on the relations between people.
www.strangehorizons.com /2001/20010423/tales_from_earthsea.shtml   (1754 words)

  
 Flame Bait Discussion: The Other Wind
Through Tehanu, the humans learn that the dragons are trying to claim their islands in retirbution for some similar theft from long ago, but no one remembers what that was.
Tehanu, Alder, Irian, and several other characters decide that it really is best for the wall to come down, and so they go to the dry land (the dragons can manage fine without wizards) and tear the wall down brick by brick until the mass of spirits on the other side can cross into freedom.
Tehanu ascends to her dragon form and remains flying on the other wind with Irian and the other dragons when everyone else goes back to the Archipelago.
www.sabrecat.net /othrwind.html   (1862 words)

  
 Special Circumstances: Tehanu: the last book of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Earthsea trilogy is that rare brand of fantasy trilogies that is truly engaging and in a new voice that does not mimic any of the traditional bell-wethers of fantasy literature, whether you consider John Milton, Lord Dunsany, J.R.R. Tolkien, or Mervyn Peake.
As the story opens you learn that The Eaten One who renounced her faith in "The Tombs of Atuan" has left behind the study of high magic and the companionship of a powerful mage to lead a simple life as a farmer's wife.
Danny's Reviews), I agree with his conclusion that Tehanu to a large extent abandons the Taoist bent of the original Earthsea book.
www.cs.sfu.ca /~anoop/weblog/archives/000046.html   (636 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Tehanu : The Earthsea Cycle: Books: Ursula K. LeGuin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
With 'Tehanu,' Ursula Le Guin makes the puzzling decision to extend the classic Earthsea trilogy into a quadrology (now since extended even further), crafting a book that is quite enjoyable, but wholly apart from the careful fabric of the original stories.
The surprise publication of a fourth novel in 1990, TEHANU, generated expansive critical acclaim and represents Le Guin's courageous and brilliant feminist deconstruction of her own fantasy masterwork.
'Tehanu' is the name of a star which Tenar, claiming the power of Naming hoarded by men throughout the earlier Earthsea novels, discovers to be also Therru's True Name.
www.amazon.ca /Tehanu-Earthsea-Ursula-K-LeGuin/dp/0689845332   (2291 words)

  
 Fantasy Finder - U. K. Le Guin: Tehanu
This is the story about the strange child, Therru, but also the story about a middle-aged woman who finally understands a little about men and women and magic and life, and about an ex-archmage who learns to live without the power he always had before.
The Earthsea trilogy is one of the most read and most loved fantasy series of all time, and many thought she was soiling the earlier books with her late addition to the series.
Whatever one's reaction to "Tehanu" is, it must be said that it's quite different from the original trilogy.
www.hoh.se /fantasyfinder/leguin1.html   (488 words)

  
 CRITIQUE :: Tales from Earthsea
Le Guin's way of exploring corners of Earthsea to which she had not previously given much attention, and of explaining the genesis of some of the most important concepts in her novels.
Le Guin is more successful in Tales From Earthsea than in Tehanu, which often seemed strained in its attempt to offer a more feminist perspective on Earthsea and its engagement with the ills of modern society.
Tehanu's greatest failing as a fantasy novel, all in all, may have been that most of the story felt like its setting was of little importance.
www.critiquemagazine.com /article/earthsea.html   (1179 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - TEHANU: (Earthsea Tetrology #4) by Ursula K. Le Guin
In TEHANU, Ged and Tenar (the teenage priestess from the second novel) are reunited, but Ged is now powerless and Tenar has adopted an abused child, Tehanu.
In TEHANU, Le Guin looks back on the civilization she created in the first three novels of the series and finds it frustrating and deeply flawed.
In TEHANU, Le Guin seems to have discarded many of the themes and attitudes that dominated the first three novels.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0553288733.asp   (530 words)

  
 Chapter 13: Earthsea Revisited
Tehanu says "They are bone people," and Ged responds to the line-because said in Old Speech?-with, "Her native tongue.
Also, probably in their relationship with Tehanu, but Tehanu's dragon-nature associates her with fire and air, not with water and earth and roots, and one must make a leap of faith to expect a human daughter to lead necessarily to deeper connections for her parents.
Tehanu is the girl-gendered dragon-child of Segoy, the demiurge, so she can hold a lot of symbolic meanings.
ebbs.english.vt.edu /sfra/Coyote/earthsea.htm   (16653 words)

  
 Newt
Tehanu: "We first met when a mutual friend of ours invited some people to form the first techno club in town.
Tehanu: "I think the least I could say is that I got certain attributes which generally apply to members of the human race...
Tehanu: "Originally we have been working in three different musical phases.
www.scaruffi.com /interv/newt.html   (869 words)

  
 Amazon.de: Tehanu (Earthsea Cycle): English Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Die Trilogie um den Erzmagier Ged besteht aus den 1979 erschienenen Bänden A Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan und The Farthest Shore.
Tehanu ist ein würdiger, literarischer Abschluss für eine großartige Trilogie.
I am uncomfortable classifying this as a children's book; I would not mind recommending the trilogy to 10-12 year olds, but Tehanu is not suitable for anyone under 15.
www.amazon.de /Tehanu-Earthsea-Cycle-Ursula-Guin/dp/0553288733   (1753 words)

  
 Earthsea
Earthsea is a world of mostly water, with most of the land being composed of many small islands in an archipelago with each island largely governing itself.
Written 18 years later, Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea, follows immediately upon the end of The Farthest Shore as Ged, bereft of his magical ability, returns to the island of Gont on which he was born and on which Tenar now lives.
Tehanu is a very different story of adults and grief and the problems of common people who have no magical powers and what strengths they can have that those in power never need.
scv.bu.edu /~aarondf/earthsea/earthsea.html   (1063 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: The Earthsea Quartet: "A Wizard of Earthsea","The Tombs of Atuan","The Farthest Shore","Tehanu" (Roc): ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Both 'The Farthest Shore' and 'Tehanu' were completely beyond me at that age.
And the storylines are gripping - yes, often painful too, even heartrending, especially in TEHANU, but life is painful and there's little point pretending otherwise - and they take you on a journey to a world you can never forget, the world of Earthsea.
Also if i wer in the position of not having read the quartet i would not have read the tehanu as it spoils the feeling and emotion of the first 3.
www.amazon.co.uk /Earthsea-Quartet-Wizard-Farthest-Tehanu/dp/0140154272   (1461 words)

  
 Le Guin's World - Books - Tehanu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Tehanu is the fourth and final book in the
About a year ago, LeGuin told me in person that she had indeed written the book but had not yet signed a publishing contract for it.
Last Friday I visited my local Waldenbooks and saw Tehanu, the Last Book of Earthsea on the shelves.
hem.passagen.se /peson42/lgw/books/b_tehanu.html   (299 words)

  
 Locus Online: Ursula K. Le Guin interview excerpts
Her fantasy "Earthsea" series began with a trilogy, The Wizard of Earthsea, The Tombs of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore (1968-1972), followed 18 years later by Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea (1990), and then (despite that volume's subtitle) two more books this year: Tales of Earthsea and The Other Wind (forthcoming Sept. 2001).
‘‘I thought Tehanu was the last book of ‘Earthsea.’ My two protagonists were well along in their 50s or so, and had already got married.
Tehanu is obviously more than just an abused child, because the dragon treats her as daughter and she can speak dragon, the old language.
www.locusmag.com /2001/Issue09/LeGuin.html   (893 words)

  
 Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
There is a balance between light and dark, male and female, and life and death.
Tehanu revisits and redefines society depicted in the previous Earthsea books.
Le Guin's Earthsea fantasy books are A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1970), The Farthest Shore (1972), Tehanu (1990), Tales from Earthsea (collection of 5 stories, 2001), and The Other Wind (2001).
members.aol.com /misuly/leguin.htm   (1192 words)

  
 TEHANU ++ the ged & tenar fanlisting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
This is Tehanu the only official fanlisting for the relationship of Ged and Tenar from the Sci-Fi miniseries "Legend of Earthsea" based on the Earthsea Cycle by the talented Ursula K. Le Guin.
The series originally aired December 13, 2004 on the Sci-Fi cable television network, spanning a 90 minutes, adapting the most interesting and most awesome moments from the first two books of the Earthsea Cycle: A Wizard of Earthsea and the Tombs of Atuan.
If you are a fan of this made-for-TV movie and of the relationship developed between Ged and Tenar, please join!
tehanu.fated-circle.org   (131 words)

  
 Flame Bait Discussion: Tales from Earthsea
Tales from Earthsea continues the fleshing out of Earthsea and in particular the challenging of the wizard's way of life that began in Tehanu.
If you didn't like Tehanu because Le Guin changed the direction of the series then Tales of Earthsea is not for you.
Thorion, the formerly dead wizard, is trying to arrange it so that the majority of the masters will side with him and elect him the new Archmage.
www.sabrecat.net /talesear.html   (2071 words)

  
 Tehanu Study Guide by Ursula K. Le Guin
Tehanu Study Guide by Ursula K. Le Guin
Each guide is written by a subject expert, professional educator, or scholar of the work.
Tehanu from Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults.
www.bookrags.com /shortguide-tehanu   (72 words)

  
 eBay - Book: Tehanu (ISBN: 0553288733)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Classics of high fantasy, Ursula K. Le Guins three previous Earthsea novels--A W izard Of Earthsea, The Tombs Of Atuan, and The Farthest Shore--have been compared with J.R.R. Tolkiens The Lord of the Rings and C.S Lewis Narnia stories as being among the genres greatest creations.
Now the fourth and final volume, Tehanu, brings to a conclusion the remarkable Earthsea cycle with a revelation of wisdom, wonder, and literary wizardry.
Tehanu by Ursula K. Le Guin (1996); First Edition
product.ebay.com /Tehanu_ISBN_0553288733_W0QQfvcsZ1389QQsoprZ229723   (429 words)

  
 Pah! David Golding’s weblog · Tehanu
To have Tehanu turn out to be part dragon at the end seemed to confirm the view of others: Tehanu did contain some dangerous essential otherness that was recognised; and in the attempted destruction of that otherness, it was only revealed more.
Or perhaps it was a quasi-feminist twist on the power fantasy of the village boy who becomes a powerful wizard.
[Tehanu] is something the townspeople should fear, perhaps, but they fear her for the wrong reasons, like the way they feared the evil mage for being a mage without recognizing the wickedness of his powers.
pah2.golding.id.au /2006/05/04/tehanu-2   (1659 words)

  
 Novel Reflections: Ursula K. Le Guin Tehanu Review
Tehanu is the fourth book in the Earthsea cycle, and the second one from the point of view of Tenar, the girl who brought the Ring of Erreth-Akbe to Havnor from the Kargish Lands with the Wizard Sparrowhawk.
By the time of this story, Tenar has lived as a wife and mother, and sees many things she does not like about people, and men.
Read the full summary of Tehanu with spoilers.
www.novelreflections.com /authors/ursula-le-guin/tehanu/review.php   (241 words)

  
 Tehanu's on the case! | Lord of the Rings news | J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings
Several men have been arrested and charged with various crimes relating to a scheme to acquire and sell secret video footage from Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" movies, as well as to launder the money they hoped to earn from their Orcish machinations.
Two of the men have already appeared in court and the third one had his (first) day to defend himself.
After identifying the accused Tehanu nonchalantly sat down next to him and watched the day's proceedings unfold.
www.xenite.org /faqs/lotr_movie/news_0000/119.html   (148 words)

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