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Book Title: The Unreal and the Real Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands|
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 17.81 MB
v The author of the book: Ursula K. Le Guin
Date of issue: July 17th 2014
ISBN 13: 9781473202856
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Read full description of the books The Unreal and the Real Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands:For over half a century, multiple award-winner Ursula K. Le Guin's stories have shaped the way her readers see the world. Her work gives voice to the voiceless, hope to the outsider and speaks truth to power. Le Guin's writing is witty, wise, both sly and forthright; she is a master craftswoman.
This two-volume selection of almost forty stories selected from her glittering career was made by Ursula Le Guin herself. She has chosen to organise them thematically, splitting the stories into the nominally realistic and fantastic.
OUTER SPACE, INNER LANDS has twenty stories, including such modern classics as 'The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas' and 'Nine Lives' (both of which have been reprinted more than twenty times); Tiptree Award-winner 'The Matter of Seggri'; Nebula Award-winner 'Solitude'; and the secret history 'Sur', which was included in The Best American Short Stories.
Read information about the authorAs of 2013, Ursula K. Le Guin has 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. Forthcoming in 2012, Finding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
She is 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 is reflected in works such as 'Solitude' and 'The Telling' but even more interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Krober. The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist's experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators (Le Guin favours the first person narration) are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways.
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