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Dancing at the edge of the world : thoughts on words, women, places

Author: Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies.
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Essays
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 080211105X 9780802111050 0802135293 9780802135292
OCLC Number: 1057910899
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 1989.
Description: viii, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Talks and essays: The space crone --
Is gender necessary? Redux --
Moral and ethical implications of family planning --
It was a dark and stormy night --
Working on 'the lathe' --
Some thoughts on narrative --
World-making --
Hunger --
Places names --
The princess --
A non-Euclidean view of California as a cold place to be --
Facing it --
Reciprocity of prose and poetry --
A left-handed commencement address --
Along the Platte --
Whose lathe? --
The woman without answers --
The second report of the shipwrecked foreigner to the Kadanh of Derb --
Room 9, car 1430 --
Theodora --
Science fiction and the future --
The only good author? --
Bryn Mawr commencement address --
Woman / wilderness --
The carrier bag theory of fiction --
Heroes --
Prospects for women in writing --
Text, silence, performance --
'Who is responsible?' --
Conflict --
'Where do you get your ideas from?' --
Over the hills and a great way off --
The fisherwoman's daughter --
Reviews: The dark tower / C.S. Lewis --
Close encounters, star wars, and the tertium quid --
Shikasta / Doris Lessing --
Two from venom: Freddy's book and Vlemk / John Gardner ; The marriage between zones three, four and five / Doris Lessing --
Kalila and Dimna / retold by Ramsay Wood --
Unfinished business / Maggie Scarf --
Italian folktales / Italo Calvino --
Peake's progress / Mervyn Peake --
The sentimental agents / Doris Lessing --
Difficult loves / Italo Calvino --
'Forsaking kingdoms': five poets --
The mythology of North America / John Bierhorst --
Silent partners / Eugene Linden --
Outside the gates / Molly Gloss --
Golden days / Carolyn See.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Le Guin.

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