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The Birthday of the World and Other Stories by Ursula K. Le Guin
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Oct 26, 08

bookshelves: fantasy, short-story-collection

Just one more example of the incomparable talent of Le Guin. This collection of stories showcases the work of a master craftswoman. She doesn’t miss a step in any of the stories. They are poignant, intimate, often heart-wrenching. She creates situations and societies that are completely fantastic and yet are completely recognizable.
I want to be impartial, to critique, but I simply see no flaw. Her stories leave me breathless. Sometimes deeply saddened, or thoughtful, sometimes soaringly hopeful, but always breathless. This collection has only strengthened my respect for her talent.
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