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The wave in the mind : talks and essays on the writer, the reader, and the imagination

Author: Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Boston : Shambhala ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.
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Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-
Wave in the mind.
Boston : Shambhala ; New York : Distributed in the United States by Random House, 2004
(DLC) 2003012931
(OCoLC)52418183
Named Person: Ursula K Le Guin; Ursula K Le Guin; Ursula K Le Guin
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 9780834825635 0834825635
OCLC Number: 607030082
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Locus Awards (Nonfiction) 2005
Description: 1 online resource (x, 304 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Personal matters --
Introducing myself --
Being taken for granite --
Indian uncles --
My libraries --
My island --
On the frontier --
Readings --
All happy families --
Things not actually present: On the book of fantasy and J.L. Borges --
Reading young, reading old: Mark Twain's diaries of Adam and Eve --
Thinking about Cordwainer Smith --
Strews-rhythm in poetry and prose --
Rhythmic pattern in The Lord of the rings --
The wilderness within: The sleeping beauty and "the poacher" --
Off the page: loud cows: a talk and a poem about reading aloud --
Discussions and opinions --
Fact and/or/plus fiction --
Award and gender --
On genetic determinism --
About feet --
Dogs, cars, and dancers: thoughts about beauty --
Collectors, rhymesters, and drummers --
Telling is listening --
The operating instructions --
"A war without end" --
On writing --
A matter of trust --
The writer and the character --
Unquestioned assumptions --
Prides: an essay on writing workshops --
The question I get asked most often --
Old body not writing --
The writer on, and at, her work.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Le Guin.

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The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.

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