Intimate Isolation: Sturgeon's More Than Human and the Power of Privacy (Theodore Sturgeon) by Extrapolation

Intimate Isolation: Sturgeon's More Than Human and the Power of Privacy (Theodore Sturgeon)

By Extrapolation

  • Publication Date: 2003-12-22
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Book Synopsis

Thomas D. Clareson observes that Theodore Sturgeon's "most persistent theme.... [is] the anguish and loneliness of characters isolated within themselves and unable to communicate because of the preconceptions and hypocrisy of society" (83). Studies of Sturgeon by Lahna Diskin (1981) and Lucy Menger (1981) make similar observations. (1) As it happens, Sturgeon himself speaks to this theme in his essay "Future Writers in a Future World" (1976), where he asks "[t]o what things are readers--most readers, many readers--attuned?" He responds: "[l]ove, and pain, and greed, and laughter, and hope, and above all loneliness" (91). More Than Human (1953) depicts this tension between isolation and communication nicely. Part of the ethos driving Sturgeon's novel responds to an existential dilemma. Telepathy and other mental powers are figures for unmediated communication, or communion. The urgency of that need for a communication that borders on communion has everything to do with a sense of existential isolation before the face of death and the desire that, in the face of death, we collectively affirm life and all its continuing possibility. For Sturgeon society has failed to live up to this calling.

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