Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin


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