Leguin, Ursula - Prose & Criticism
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Dispossessed
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature
Ursula K. Le Guin and the Dispossessed
Hardcover      ISBN: 0739122827

Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed is of interest to political theorists partly because of its association with anarchism and partly because it is thought to represent a turning point in the history of utopian/dystopian political thought and literature and of science fiction. Published in 1974, it marked a revival of utopianism after decades of dystopian writing. According to this widely accepted view The Dispossessed represents a new kind of literary utopia, which Tom Moylan calls a "critical utopia." The present work challenges this reading of The Dispossessed and its place in the histories of utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction. It explores the difference between traditional literary utopia and novels and suggests that The Dispossessed is not a literary utopia but a novel about utopianism in politics. Le Guin's concerns have more to do with those of the novelists of the 19th century writing in the tradition of European Realism than they do with the science fiction or utopian literature. It also claims that her theory of the novel has an affinity with the ancient Greek tragedy. This implies that there is a conservatism in Le Guin's work as a creative writer, or as a novelist, which fits uneasily with her personal commitment to anarchism.

Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Dispossessed
Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature
Ursula K. Le Guin and the Dispossessed
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0739122835

Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed is of interest to political theorists partly because of its association with anarchism and partly because it is thought to represent a turning point in the history of utopian/dystopian political thought and literature and of science fiction. Published in 1974, it marked a revival of utopianism after decades of dystopian writing. According to this widely accepted view The Dispossessed represents a new kind of literary utopia, which Tom Moylan calls a 'critical utopia.' The present work challenges this reading of The Dispossessed and its place in the histories of utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction. It explores the difference between traditional literary utopia and novels and suggests that The Dispossessed is not a literary utopia but a novel about utopianism in politics. Le Guin's concerns have more to do with those of the novelists of the 19th century writing in the tradition of European Realism than they do with the science fiction or utopian literature. It also claims that her theory of the novel has an affinity with the ancient Greek tragedy. This implies that there is a conservatism in Le Guin's work as a creative writer, or as a novelist, which fits uneasily with her personal commitment to anarchism.

The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin Boxed Set: The Found and the Lost; The Unreal and the Real
The Selected Short Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin Boxed Set
The Found and the Lost; The Unreal and the Real
Paperback      ISBN: 1534404716
Combining The Found and the Lost and The Unreal and the Real, this comprehensive boxed set contains many of Ursula K. Le Guin's award-winning short stories and novellas.

For the first time, the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin's most iconic short stories and novellas have been combined into one boxed set. Coming in at over fourteen hundred pages, this collection is the perfect addition to your bookshelf.

In 2014 Le Guin was awarded the Medal For Distinguished Contribution to American Letters by the National Book Foundation. Among her many accolades, Le Guin has been awarded the National Book Award, the Hugo award, the Nebula award, the World Fantasy award, the Pushcart Prize, the Newbery Honor, the Margaret A Edwards award, the PEN/Malamud award, the Tiptree award, the Locus award, and she has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for her novels and stories.
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Unreal and the Real
The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
Hardcover      ISBN: 1481475967
A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin--selected with an introduction by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time.

The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but this is the first short story volume combining a full range of her work.

Stories include:
-Brothers and Sisters
-A Week in the Country
-Unlocking the Air
-Imaginary Countries
-The Diary of the Rose
-Direction of the Road
-The White Donkey
-Gwilan's Harp
-May's Lion
-Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight
-Horse Camp
-The Water Is Wide
-The Lost Children
-Texts
-Sleepwalkers
-Hand, Cup, Shell
-Ether, Or
-Half Past Four
-The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
-Semely's Necklace
-Nine Lives
-Mazes
-The First Contact with the Gorgonids
-The Shobies' Story
-Betrayals
-The Matter of Seggri
-Solitude
-The Wild Girls
-The Flyers of Gy
-The Silence of the Asonu
-The Ascent of the North Face
-The Author of the Acacia Seeds
-The Wife's Story
-The Rule of Names
-Small Change
-The Poacher
-Sur
-She Unnames Them
-The Jar of Water
The Unreal and the Real: The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Unreal and the Real
The Selected Short Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin
Paperback      ISBN: 1481475975
A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin--selected with an introduction by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time.

The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin's best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but this is the first short story volume combining a full range of her work.

Stories include:
-Brothers and Sisters
-A Week in the Country
-Unlocking the Air
-Imaginary Countries
-The Diary of the Rose
-Direction of the Road
-The White Donkey
-Gwilan's Harp
-May's Lion
-Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight
-Horse Camp
-The Water Is Wide
-The Lost Children
-Texts
-Sleepwalkers
-Hand, Cup, Shell
-Ether, Or
-Half Past Four
-The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
-Semely's Necklace
-Nine Lives
-Mazes
-The First Contact with the Gorgonids
-The Shobies' Story
-Betrayals
-The Matter of Seggri
-Solitude
-The Wild Girls
-The Flyers of Gy
-The Silence of the Asonu
-The Ascent of the North Face
-The Author of the Acacia Seeds
-The Wife's Story
-The Rule of Names
-Small Change
-The Poacher
-Sur
-She Unnames Them
-The Jar of Water
Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home (Loa #315): Author's Expanded Edition
Ursula K. Le Guin: Always Coming Home (Loa #315)
Author's Expanded Edition
Hardcover      ISBN: 1598536036
Ursula K. 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. Le Guin edition presents her most ambitious novel and finest achievement, a mid-career masterpiece that showcases her unique genius for world building. 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. 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.
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 Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia (Loa #281): Malafrena / Stories and Songs
Ursula K. Le Guin: The Complete Orsinia (Loa #281)
Malafrena / Stories and Songs
Hardcover      ISBN: 1598534939

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.

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 Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.
Voices
Voices
Paperback      ISBN: 0152062424

Ansul was once a peaceful town filled with libraries, schools, and temples. But that was long ago, and the conquerors of this coastal city consider reading and writing to be acts punishable by death. And they believe the Oracle House, where the last few undestroyed books are hidden, is seething with demons. But to seventeen-year-old Memer, the house is a refuge, a place of family and learning, ritual and memory--the only place where she feels truly safe.

Then an Uplands poet named Orrec and his wife, Gry, arrive, and everything in Memer's life begins to change. Will she and the people of Ansul at last be brave enough to rebel against their oppressors?

A haunting and gripping coming-of-age story set against a backdrop of violence, intolerance, and magic, Voices is a novel that readers will not soon forget.
The Wave in the Mind: Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
The Wave in the Mind
Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1590300068

Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance art pieces, and, most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading.

The Word for World Is Forest
The Word for World Is Forest
Paperback      ISBN: 0765324644

The award-winning masterpiece by one of today's most honored writers, Ursula K. Le Guin

The Word for World is Forest

When the inhabitants of a peaceful world are conquered by the bloodthirsty yumens, their existence is irrevocably altered. Forced into servitude, the Athsheans find themselves at the mercy of their brutal masters.

Desperation causes the Athsheans, led by Selver, to retaliate against their captors, abandoning their strictures against violence. But in defending their lives, they have endangered the very foundations of their society. For every blow against the invaders is a blow to the humanity of the Athsheans. And once the killing starts, there is no turning back.