American Masters

"The Left Hand of Darkness" and Gender Fluidity

Clip: 08/02/2019 | 3m 55s | Video has closed captioning.

In 1969, Ursula K. Le Guin published a groundbreaking novel called "The Left Hand of Darkness" that questioned binary concepts of gender. Learn about the backlash from fans that found the book too controversial as well as criticism from feminists who felt that she didn’t go far enough.

Aired: 08/02/19

Rating: NR

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