Articles

Childhood Readings and the Genesis of Names in the Earthsea Novels of Ursula K. Le Guin

C. L. ROBINSON

Children's Literature

2010, vol. 38, n°1, pp.92-114

Departments: Languages & Cultures

Keywords: Childhood, Readings, Genesis, Names, Earthsea, Novels, Ursula, Le Guin


The creation of names in the Earthsea novels is a playful activity that reawakens a childlike sensitivity to the physical elements of speech and writing and revives memories of language-based experiences that include childhood readings and the encounter with foreign words and names, as often appear in juvenile literature


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