Washington post "le guin’s farewell poetry collection, contains all that created her reputation for fiction—sharp insight, restless imagination, that connection to all creation, and, humor that is both mordant and humane, above all else, that 'immense what is'. New york journal of books“it’s hard to think of another living author who has written so well for so long in so many styles as Ursula K.
So Far So Good #ad - . Le guin is the author of over sixty novels, and volumes of poetry, translations, short fiction works, including the acclaimed novels The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Redolent of the lush natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, with rich sounds playfully echoing myth and nursery rhyme, Le Guin bookends a long, daring, and prolific career.
From “how it seems to me”:in the vast abyss before time, and rock, self is not, and soul commingleswith mist, and light. Le guin died in 2018 in her home in Portland, Oregon. Ursula K. Her books continue to sell millions of copies worldwide.
Late in the Day: Poems 2010–2014PM Press #ad - Le guin's. Grace paley late in the Day, Ursula K. Le guin’s new collection of poems 2010–2014 seeks meaning in an ever-connected world. Deceptively simple in form, the poems stand as an invitation both to dive deep and to step outside of ourselves and our common narratives. In part evocative of neruda’s odes to common things and mary oliver’s poetic guides to the natural world, Le Guin’s latest give voice to objects that may not speak a human language but communicate with us nevertheless through and about the seasonal rhythms of the earth, the minute and the vast, the ordinary and the mythological.
The poems are bookended with two short essays, Free Form, “Deep in Admiration” and “Some Thoughts on Form, Free Verse. ”. There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Ursula K. As le guin herself states, “science explicates, poetry implicates. Accordingly, this immersive, tender collection implicates us in the best sense in a subjectivity of everyday objects and occurrences.
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What MattersHoughton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Le guin on the absurdity of denying your age: “if I’m ninety and believe I’m forty-five, I’m headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub. On cultural perceptions of fantasy: “The direction of escape is toward freedom. The collected best of ursula’s blog, no time to spare presents perfectly crystallized dispatches on what mattered to her late in life, her concerns with the world, and her wonder at it: “How rich we are in knowledge, and in all that lies around us yet to learn.
Le guin took readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Ursula K. Billionaires, all of us. The pages sparkle with lines that make a reader glance up, searching for an available ear with which to share them. Melissa febos, new york Times Book Review “Witty. So what is ‘escapism’ an accusation of?”on breakfast: “Eating an egg from the shell takes not only practice, even courage, but resolution, possibly willingness to commit crime.
No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters #ad - Ursula K. In the last great frontier of life, old age, she explored a new literary territory: the blog, a forum where she shined. Deeply observed.
Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on WritingTin House Books #ad - With excerpts from her own books and those that she looked to for inspiration, this volume is a treat for Le Guin’s longtime readers, a perfect introduction for those first approaching her writing, and a tribute to her incredible life and work. Ursula K. The discussions provide ample advice and guidance for writers of every level, and what, the patriarchy, the natural world, in her opinion, but also give Le Guin a chance to to sound off on some of her favorite subjects: the genre wars, makes for great writing.
It’s hard to look at her vast body of work?novels and stories across multiple genres, translations, essays, and criticism?and see anything but one of our greatest writers, poems, speeches, period. In a series of interviews with david Naimon Between the Covers, aesthetics, poetry, Le Guin discusses craft, and philosophy in her fiction, and nonfiction respectively.
Ursula K. Le Guin: Conversations on Writing #ad - Le guin discusses her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry?both her process and her philosophy?with all the wisdom, profundity, and rigor we expect from one of the great writers of the last century. When the new york Times referred to Ursula K. Le guin as america’s greatest writer of science fiction, they just might have undersold her legacy.
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations The Last Interview SeriesMelville House #ad - The interviews collected here—spanning a remarkable forty years of productivity, and covering everything from her Berkeley childhood to Le Guin envisioning the end of capitalism—highlight that unique perspective, which conjured some of the most prescient and lasting books in modern literature. Very often in our art, the art of words.
Ursula K. Resistance and change often begin in art. Le guin was as much of a literary outsider as one can be: a woman writing in a landscape dominated by men, a science fiction and fantasy author in an era that dismissed “genre” literature as unserious, and a westerner living far from fashionable East Coast publishing circles.
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations The Last Interview Series #ad - Le guin when she began writing in the 1960s, Ursula K.
The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the ImaginationShambhala #ad - Le guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, beauty, ranging from Tolstoy, and Tolkien to women's shoes, Twain, and family life. The wave in the mind includes some of le guin's finest literary criticism, most centrally, performance art pieces, and, rare autobiographical writings, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading.
With her customary wit, and literary craftsmanship, intelligence, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. Join Ursula K.
Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home LOA #315: Author's Expanded Edition Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin Edition Book 4Library of America #ad - Ursula K. Le guin edition presents her most ambitious novel and finest achievement, a mid-career masterpiece that showcases her unique genius for world building. Library of america is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing.
The volume con- cludes with a selection of le guin’s essays about the novel’s genesis and larger aims, a note on its editorial and publication history, and an updated chronology of Le guin’s life and career. The library of america series includes more than 300 volumes to date, and ribbon markers, sewn bindings, feature cloth covers, 000 pages in length, authoritative editions that average 1, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home LOA #315: Author's Expanded Edition Library of America Ursula K. Le Guin Edition Book 4 #ad - Le guin's richly-imagined vision of a post-apocalyptic California, in a newly expanded version prepared shortly before her death This fourth volume in the Library of America’s definitive Ursula K. Framed as an anthropologist’s report on the kesh, survivors of ecological catastrophe living in a future Napa Valley, Always Coming Home 1985 is an utterly original tapestry of history and myth, fable and poetry, story- telling and song.
Prepared in close consultation with the author, this expanded edition features new material added just before her death, including for the first time two “missing” chapters of the Kesh novel Dangerous People.
FiguringPantheon #ad - Among them are the astronomer maria mitchell, who paved the way for women in science; the sculptor Harriet Hosmer, who did the same in art; the journalist and literary critic Margaret Fuller, who sparked the feminist movement; and the poet Emily Dickinson. Emanating from these lives are larger questions about the measure of a good life and what it means to leave a lasting mark of betterment on an imperfect world: Are achievement and acclaim enough for happiness? Is genius? Is love? Weaving through the narrative is a set of peripheral figures—Ralph Waldo Emerson, feminism, Charles Darwin, Herman Melville, poetry, the history of science, and Walt Whitman—and a tapestry of themes spanning music, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, the rise and decline of religion, and how the intersection of astronomy, Frederick Douglass, and Transcendentalist philosophy fomented the environmental movement.
Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries—beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement.
Figuring #ad - . Stretching between these figures is a cast of artists, experience, mostly queer—whose public contribution have risen out of their unclassifiable and often heartbreaking private relationships to change the way we understand, writers, and scientists—mostly women, and appreciate the universe.
Lao Tzu : Tao Te Ching : A Book About the Way and the Power of the WayWS #ad - This ancient book is also central in chinese religion, not only for Taoism but Chinese Buddhism, which when first introduced into China was largely interpreted through the use of Taoist words and concepts. The tao te ching is fundamental to the Taoist school of Chinese philosophy and strongly influenced other schools, such as Legalism and Neo-Confucianism.
Its influence has also spread widely outside East Asia, aided by hundreds of translations into Western languages. Many chinese artists, calligraphers, painters, including poets, and even gardeners have used the Tao Te Ching as a source of inspiration.
Searching for Stars on an Island in MaineVintage #ad - He draws on sources ranging from saint augustine's conception of absolute truth to Einstein's theory of relativity, from the unity of the once-indivisible atom to the multiplicity of subatomic particles and the recent notion of multiple universes. But one summer evening, while looking at the stars from a small boat at sea, Lightman was overcome by the overwhelming sensation that he was merging with something larger than himself—a grand and eternal unity, a hint of something absolute and immaterial.
What he gives us is a profound inquiry into the human desire for truth and meaning, and a journey along the different paths of religion and science that become part of that quest. As a teenager experimenting in his own laboratory, he was impressed by the logic and materiality of a universe governed by a small number of disembodied forces and laws that decree all things in the world are material and impermanent.
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine #ad - From the acclaimed author of einstein's dreams, here is an inspires, lyrical meditation on religion and science that explores the tension between our yearning for permanence and certainty, and the modern scientific discoveries that demonstrate the impermanent and uncertain nature of the world. As a physicist, alan Lightman has always held a scientific view of the world.
Searching for stars on an Island in Maine is Lightman's exploration of these seemingly contradictory impulses.
Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of StoryMariner Books #ad - Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin’s own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online. A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, this handbook is a short, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing.
Le guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.