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Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin


Born
in Berkeley, California, The United States
October 21, 1929

Died
January 22, 2018

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Ursula K. Le Guin published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. She lived in Portland, Oregon.

She was known for her treatment of gender (The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri), political systems (The Telling, The Dispossessed) and difference/otherness in any other form. Her interest in non-Western philosophies was reflected in works such as "Solitude" and The Telling but even more interesting are her imagined societies, often mi
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Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin���s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

How It Seems To Me
By Ursula K. Le Guin, read by Neil Gaiman
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Quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin  (?)
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“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader and the Imagination

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
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Polls

April 2018 New School Poll

 
  65 votes, 18.1%

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck, 181 pages, 1945
 
  42 votes, 11.7%

 
  34 votes, 9.5%

The Story of My Life by Helen Keller, 240 pages, 1902
 
  33 votes, 9.2%

Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons, 233 pages, 1932
 
  28 votes, 7.8%

Blindness by José Saramago, 326 pages, 1995
 
  27 votes, 7.5%

Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald, 225 pages, 1932
 
  22 votes, 6.1%

 
  21 votes, 5.8%

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell, 232 pages, 1938
 
  21 votes, 5.8%

Native Son by Richard Wright, 504 pages, 1940
 
  17 votes, 4.7%

Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain, 688 pages, 1933
 
  11 votes, 3.1%

The Ambassadors by Henry James, 528 pages, 1903
 
  10 votes, 2.8%

At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien, 239 pages, 1939
 
  10 votes, 2.8%

The Passion by Jeanette Winterson, 176 pages, 1987
 
  9 votes, 2.5%

The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, 345 pages, 1974
 
  4 votes, 1.1%

 
  3 votes, 0.8%

Look Homeward, Angel by Thomas Wolfe, 644 pages, 1929
 
  2 votes, 0.6%

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