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

Author: Ursula Le Guin
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a collection of talks, essays, occasional pieces from the past ten years and is arranged in chronological order. It is a record of responses to ethical and political climates and of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula Le Guin
ISBN: 0575045086 9780575045088
OCLC Number: 906529543
Description: VIII, 306 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Part 1 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; Macchu Picchu; place 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; women/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. Part 2 Reviews: "The Dark Tower", C.S.Lewis; " Close Encounters", "Star Wars", and the "Tertium Quid"; "Shikasta", Doris Lessing; "Kalila and Dimna", retold by Ramsey Wood; "Unfinished Business", Maggie Scarf; "The Book of the Dun Cow", Walter Wargerin Jr.; "Freddy's Book" and "Vlemk", John Gardner; "The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five", Doris Lessing; "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; "Outside the Gates", Molly Gloss; "Silent Partners", Eugene Linden; "Golden Days", Carolyn See.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Le Guin.

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