[PDF] Native Tongue Native Tongue #1 Author Suzette Haden Elgin


  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 304
  • Native Tongue Native Tongue #1
  • Suzette Haden Elgin
  • English
  • 14 April 2019
  • 9780704339712

10 thoughts on “Native Tongue Native Tongue #1

  1. says:

    Read for book clubOK first off Suzette Haden Elgin is clearly a separatist who believed that both women and men would be better off apart from each other Not that she seemed to care much about what might be bette

  2. says:

    Absolutely excellent I know The Handmaid's Tale gets press and praise but this is a far realistic and chilling misogynist future There's really so much meaty stuff and I'm so far from elouent that I'll just say read it and leave it at that

  3. says:

    Noting the passing last week of Suzette Haden Elgin linguist verbal self defense teacher feminist genre writer founder of the Science Fiction Poetry Association I read Native Tongue in my first push of reading harder sci fi a few years ago and found her approach to the genre really eye opening Though perhaps her hopes for the embrace of a universal revolutionary women's language were disappointed her writing was proof enough of how writi

  4. says:

    This book had an amazing concept It was full of amazing ideas the creation of a secret language for an oppressed second class women But it lacked several things in my opinion that prevented it from living up to the proclamation feminist science fiction classicOne of those things was characterization The first one hundred or so pages in the book had no distinct character for the reader to engage with There are several plot points

  5. says:

    I'll never forgive the university professors who made me read this novel Some of the sci fi elements in it were interesting and it posed some compelling linguistic uestions but mostly it was just tiresome The majority of the narrative is the kind heavy handed man hating that has done to hurt the cause of femini

  6. says:

    I first bought a copy of this book around the time that my poetry collection A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora placed second in the 2017 Elgin Awards an annual award bestowed on books of poetry by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association SFPA The Elgin Awards are named in honor of author Suzet

  7. says:

    Women have no rights and are the property of men Aliens communicate with humans through the families of the linguist 'Lines' who have

  8. says:

    45 stars Excellent story with well drawn characters both male and female and an original premise Recommended

  9. says:

    I enjoyed it the first time I read it I've studied Linguistics myself which made it interesting and I occasionally

  10. says:

    Considering how obsessed I am with dystopian science fiction I can't believe I never read this feminist cult classic until now It's not as well written as the Handmaid's Tale but it's still pretty amazing The stuff about language reminds me

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Native Tongue Native Tongue #1

Vising 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. I enjoyed it the first time I read it I ve studied Linguistics myself which made it interesting and I occasionally enjoy re reading But the re reads expose and holes in the plot that get and irritatingHow on earth did the US constitution get amended at a time when women still had the vote And why does a change to the US constitution apparently affect the whole worldWhy do Linguists live so austerely as a public relations measure when they can see for themselves that it doesn t workIf there s nobody on Earth who can speak Alien Language X how do the Linguists persuade an alien who speaks it to come and live in their Interface and teach it to a human baby What does the wretched alien do all day when it s not talking to a baby If the languages are being learnt by babies and toddlers how do they become so proficient in all the vocabulary and cultural nuances that never come up in the conversations of babies and toddlersAnd if Teenager Y is t

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Planetary 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' languagesNazareth Chornyak the most talented linguist of the family is exhausted by her constant work translating for trade organizations super. I first bought a copy of this book around the time that my poetry collection A History of the Cetacean American Diaspora placed second in the 2017 Elgin Awards an annual award bestowed on books of poetry by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association SFPA The Elgin Awards are named in honor of author Suzette Haden Elgin who founded the SFPA in 1978 Although I already knew some things about Elgin at the time I wanted to learn about her and so I made it a project to spend some time over the coming months with her most famous work the 1984 cult classic novel Native TongueOf all other books Native Tongue probably gets compared most often to Margaret Atwood s The Handmaid s Tale which came out only one year later in 1985 both novels imagine a dystopian future in which women have been stripped of their rights and must revert to being treated as chattel by men Feminist science fiction is not the only subgenre of science fiction Elgin pioneered in

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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 inter. Read for book clubOK first off Suzette Haden Elgin is clearly a separatist who believed that both women and men would be better off apart from each other Not that she seemed to care much about what might be better for menI do not agree with this premise not even a tiny bit but I m not demeriting the book for holding a viewpoint I disagree with There are some interesting ideas brought up but most of them are dropped never to be picked up again Elgin was a linguist and as such did have some interesting thoughts about language acuisition and communicationHowever it s just not a very good book The language is clunky and awkward giving the book a feel like it was published in the 50s than in the 80s One of the members of my book club theorized that this was done on purpose a theory bolstered by the fact that language was Elgin s professional specialty but I have read one other book by her published over a decade earlier and that one was pretty similar


About the Author: Suzette Haden Elgin

Suzette Haden Elgin was an American science fiction author She founded the Science Fiction Poetry Association and is considered an important figure in the field of science fiction constructed languages Elgin was also a linguist; she published non fiction of which the best known is the Gentle Art of Verbal Self Defense seriesBorn in 1936 in Missouri Elgin attended the University of California