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Dreams Must Explain Themselves : Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin - Ursula K. Le Guin

Dreams Must Explain Themselves

Selected Non-Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin has won or been nominated for over 200 awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Nebula, World Fantasy and SFWA Grand Master Awards. She is the acclaimed author of the Earthsea sequence and The Left Hand of Darkness - which alone would qualify her for literary immortality - as well as a remarkable body of short fiction, including the powerful, Hugo-winning 'The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas' and the masterpiece of anthropological and environmental SF 'The Word for World is Forest' - winner of the Hugo Award for best novella.

But Ursula Le Guin's talents do not stop at fiction. Over the course of her extraordinary career, she has penned numerous essays around themes important to her: anthropology, environmentalism, feminism, social justice and literary criticism to name a few. She has responded in detail to criticism of her own work and even reassessed that work in the context of such critiques. This selection of the best of Le Guin's non-fiction shows an agile mind, an unparalleled imagination and a ferocious passion to argue against injustice.

In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and her widely praised acceptance speech is one of the highlights of this volume, which shows that one of modern literature's most original voices is also one of its purest consciences.

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the finest writers of our time. Her books have attracted millions of devoted readers and won many awards, including the National Book Award, the Hugo and Nebula Awards and a Newbery Honor. Among her novels, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Dispossessed and the six books of Earthsea have attained undisputed classic status; and her recent series, the Annals of the Western Shore, has won her the PEN Center USA Children's literature award and the Nebula Award for best novel.

In 2014 Ursula Le Guin was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

What a pleasure it is to roam around in her spacious, playful mind. And what a joy to read her taut, elegant prose

Essential reading for anyone who imagines herself literate and/or socially concerned or who wants to learn what it means to be such - Library Journal

ISBN: 9781473205949
ISBN-10: 1473205948
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 30th January 2018
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1