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Dreams Must Explain Themselves

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 9781473205956
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'By turns sharp, funny and insightful, high-minded but never mean-spirited, the book embodies its author's lifelong quest for freedom: freedom as a woman, freedom to write what she pleased, freedom to like what she liked. Genre fiction - and literature in general - has lost not just one of its brightest exponents but one of its bolshiest champions.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'Excellent' CHOICE 'Le Guin is one of the singular speculative voices of our future, thanks to her knack for anticipating issues of seminal importance to society' TLS Ursula K. Le Guin has won or been nominated for over 200 awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and SFWA Grand Master Awards. She is the acclaimed author of the Earthsea sequence and The Left Hand of Darkness - which alone would qualify her for literary immortality - as well as a remarkable body of short fiction, including the powerful, Hugo-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas' and the masterpiece of anthropological and environmental SF 'The Word for World is Forest' - winner of the Hugo Award for best novella. But Ursula Le Guin's talents do not stop at fiction. Over the course of her extraordinary career, she has penned numerous essays around themes important to her: anthropology, environmentalism, feminism, social justice and literary criticism to name a few. She has responded in detail to criticism of her own work and even reassessed that work in the context of such critiques. This selection of the best of Le Guin's non-fiction shows an agile mind, an unparalleled imagination and a ferocious passion to argue against injustice. In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and her widely praised acceptance speech is one of the highlights of this volume, which shows that one of modern literature's most original voices is also one of its purest consciences.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Language Of The Night

Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
ISBN : 0399504826
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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Category: Fantasy fiction

Voices For The Future

Author : Thomas D. Clareson
ISBN : 0879721359
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covering writers whose careers began in the 1950s, Volume II includes essays on J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Phillip Jose Farmer, Ursula LeGuin, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Mack Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny. "
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Richard Mathews
ISBN : 9781136785542
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Farthest Shores Of Ursula K Le Guin

Author : George Edgar Slusser
ISBN : 9780893702052
Genre : Literary Criticism
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An examination of Le Guin's career, from her obscure beginnings in the science fiction magazines to her rapid rise to the top in the 1970's.
Category: Literary Criticism

From Homer To Harry Potter

Author : Matthew Dickerson
ISBN : 1441202145
Genre : Religion
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The allure of fantasy continues to grow with film adaptations of The Lord of the Rings and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. But how should Christians approach modern works of fantasy, especially debated points such as magic and witches? From Homer to Harry Potter provides the historical background readers need to understand this timeless genre. It explores the influence of biblical narrative, Greek mythology, and Arthurian legend on modern fantasy and reveals how the fantastic offers profound insights into truth. The authors draw from a Christian viewpoint informed by C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien to assess modern authors such as Philip Pullman, Walter Wangerin, and J. K. Rowling. This accessible book guides undergraduate students, pastors, and lay readers to a more astute and rewarding reading of all fantasy literature.
Category: Religion

Dancing The Tao

Author : Sandra J. Lindow
ISBN : 9781443843027
Genre : Fiction
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Dancing the Tao: Le Guin and Moral Development takes an original approach to Ursula K. Le Guin’s work – speculative fiction, poetry and children’s literature – by considering her Taoist upbringing and then looking through the lens of moral development theorists such as Carol Gilligan and Mary Field Belenky, and psychologists such as Lenore Terr and Jennifer J. Freyd. It is the most comprehensive approach to Le Guin’s moral thinking to date. A particular emphasis is put on Le Guin’s depiction of physical and sexual child abuse and its long term aftereffects such as post traumatic stress disorder. The focus throughout the book is on how morality develops through self-awareness and voice, how moral decisions are made and how Le Guin challenges readers to reconsider their own moral thinking. This book covers all of Le Guin’s major works such as The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed, the Earthsea Series, Always Coming Home, The Telling and Lavinia, and it also looks in depth at work that is rarely discussed such as Le Guin’s early work, her poetry, and her picture books.
Category: Fiction

Understanding Ursula K Le Guin

Author : Elizabeth Cummins
ISBN : UOM:39015018507395
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Annotation. ' ... Elizabeth Cummin's [book] is a superb literary study of the American science fiction & fantasy writer ... Unlike many other literary studies of Le Guin's works that simply print unintegrated essays, [this book] has a tight focus & flow that other literary critics would do well to study ... Very highly recommended ... --Wilson Library Bulletin.
Category: Literary Criticism