Ursula K Le Guin The Complete Orsinia

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598534947
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The inaugural volume of Library of America’s Ursula K. Le Guin edition gathers her complete Orsinian writings, enchanting, richly imagined historical fiction collected here for the first time. Written before Le Guin turned to science fiction, the novel Malafrena is a tale of love and duty set in the central european country of Orsinia in the early nineteenth century, when it is ruled by the Austrian empire. The stories originally published in Orsinian Tales (1976) offer brilliantly rendered episodes of personal drama set against a history that spans Orsinia’s emergence as an independent kingdom in the twelfth century to its absorption by the eastern Bloc after World War II. The volume is rounded out by two additional stories that bring the history of Orsinia up to 1989, the poem “Folksong from the Montayna Province,” Le Guin’s first published work, and two never before published songs in the Orisinian language. From the Hardcover edition.

Words Are My Matter

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618731211
Format: PDF
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"Hard times are coming, when we’ll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now, can see through our fear-stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We’ll need writers who can remember freedom — poets, visionaries — realists of a larger reality. . . ." Words Are My Matter collects talks, essays, introductions to beloved books, and book reviews by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of our fore- most public literary intellectuals. Words Are My Matter is essential reading. It is a manual for investigating the depth and breadth of con- temporary fiction — and, through the lens of deep considerations of contemporary writing, a way of exploring the world we are all living in. "We need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximise corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship.” * Le Guin is one of those authors and this is another of her moments. She has published more than sixty books ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children’s books to poetry, and has received many lifetime achievement awards including the Library of Congress Living Legends award. This year her publications include three survey collections: The Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas; The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories; and The Complete Orsinia: Malafrena, Stories and Songs (Library of America). * From “Freedom” A speech in acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Malafrena

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598534955
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in a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guin has produced a body of work that testifies to her abiding faith in the power and art of words. She is perhaps best known for imagining future intergalactic worlds in brilliant books that challenge our ideas of what is natural and inevitable in human relations—and that celebrate courage, endurance, risk-taking, and above all, freedom in the face of the psychological and social forces that lead to authoritarianism and fanaticism. it is less well known that she first developed these themes in richly imagined historical fiction, including the brilliant early novel Malafrena. An epic meditation on the meaning of hope and freedom, love and duty, Malafrena takes place from 1825 to 1830 in the imaginary East European country of Orsinia, then a part of the Austrian Empire, a nation which, like its near neighbors Czechoslovakia, Poland, and Romania, has a long and vivid history of oppression, art, and revolution. itale Sorde, the idealistic heir to Val Malafrena, an estate in the rural western provinces of Orsinia, leaves home against his father’s wishes to work as a journalist in the cosmopolitan capital city of Krasnoy, where he plays an integral part in the revolutionary politics that are roiling Europe. Complete with a newly researched chronology of Le Guin's life and career.

Dangerous People The Complete Text of Ursula K Le Guin s Kesh Novella

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598536052
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When it was first published in 1985, Ursula K. Le Guin’s ambitious and experimental novel Always Coming Home, a tapestry of interwoven stories, poems, histories, myths, and anthropological reports from the fictional Kesh society, included one chapter from a short novel called Dangerous People by Arravna, or Wordriver, which Le Guin had “translated” from the Kesh, the invented language of an invented people who “might be going to have lived a long, long time from now” in a post-apocalyptic Napa Valley, California. Now Library of America presents, for the first time, the full text of the innovative and perceptive novella Dangerous People, which Le Guin completed shortly before her death, making this Le Guin’s final new work. The story of one missing woman and the people around her who may or may not be implicated in her death or disappearance, Dangerous People explores larger questions about what—in relationships, in society—make a person “dangerous”; and in giving us the Kesh perspective, Le Guin ultimately shines a light on our own society’s perceptions of truth, gender, and relationships.

Aux douze vents du monde

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Le Bélial
ISBN: 2843448344
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« Le Guin écrit avec une intelligence piquante. Ses personnage se révèlent aussi complexes que hantés, et la grâce puissante de son style est remarquable. » The Times Un double retour dans les îles enchanteresses de l’archipel de Terremer, où connaître le nom véritable de chaque chose octroie un pouvoir crucial... Des voyages temporels dans une chambre de bonne du IVe arrondissement de Paris... Un premier contact avec une intelligence extraterrestre fondamentalement autre... Dans une contrée rongée par l’obscurantisme, un astronome trouve la vérité dans les ténèbres d’une mine... Dix clones identiques vivent en symbiose: quand neuf d’entre eux meurent brutalement, que se passe-t-il pour le survivant? Une ville radieuse dont le bonheur éclatant dépend du malheur d’un seul. Science-fiction, fantasy, fantastique: les dix-sept nouvelles ici réunies — dont un prix Hugo et un Nebula —, toutes introduites par l’auteure, sont autant de facettes de l’exceptionnel diamant que constitue l’œuvre d’Ursula K. Le Guin, écrivaine essentielle de la littérature nord-américaine, souvent pressentie pour le prix Nobel, saluée par le National Book Award en 2014 pour l’ensemble de sa carrière, et décédée le 22 janvier 2018 à l’âge de 88 ans. « Les joyaux de ce recueil magnifique ont le même pouvoir de surprise que ses meilleurs romans. » Martin Amis

Orsinian Tales

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Library of America
ISBN: 1598534963
Format: PDF, Kindle
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in a career spanning half a century, Ursula K. Le Guin has produced a body of work that testifies to her abiding faith in the power and art of words. She is perhaps best known for imagining future intergalactic worlds in brilliant books that challenge our ideas of what is natural and inevitable in human relations—and that celebrate courage, endurance, risk-taking, and above all, freedom in the face of the psychological and social forces that lead to authoritarianism and fanaticism. it is less well known that she first developed these themes in richly imagined historical fiction set in the imaginary East European country of Orsinia, including the enchanting stories collected in Orsinian Tales. These brilliantly rendered stories recount episodes of personal drama set against a history that spans Orsinia’s emergence as an independent kingdom in the twelfth century to its absorption by the eastern Bloc after World War ii. Here is a dimension of Le Guin's extraordinary literary imagination that will surprise and delight readers. Complete with a newly researched chronology of the author's life and career.