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Words are my matter : talks, essays, introductions, reviews and the journal of a writer's week 2000 ...-2015.

Author: Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Small Beer Pr, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

A bright and wide-ranging collection of essays, reviews, talks, and more from one of our best and most thoughtful writers.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1618731343 9781618731340
OCLC Number: 944463972
Contents: Table of Contents Foreword Talks, Essays, and Occasional Pieces The Operating Instructions What It Was Like Genre: A Word Only a Frenchman Could Love "Things Not Actually Present" A Response, by Ansible, from Tau Ceti The Beast in the Book Inventing Languages How to Read a Poem: "Gray Goose and Gander" On David Hensel's Submission to the Royal Academy of Art On Serious Literature Teasing Myself Out of Thought Living in a Work of Art Staying Awake Great Nature's Second Course What Women Know Disappearing Grandmothers Learning to Write Science Fiction from Virginia Woolf The Death of the Book Le Guin's Hypothesis Making Up Stories Freedom Book Introductions and Notes on Writers A Very Good American Novel: H. L. Davis's Honey in the Horn Philip K. Dick: The Man in the High Castle Huxley's Bad Trip Stanislaw Lem: Solaris George MacDonald: The Princess and the Goblin The Wild Winds of Possibility: Vonda McIntyre's Dreamsnake Getting It Right: Charles L. McNichols's Crazy Weather On Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago Examples of Dignity: Thoughts on the Work of Jose' Saramago Arkady and Boris Strugatsky: Roadside Picnic Jack Vance: The Languages of Pao H. G. Wells: The First Men in the Moon H. G. Wells: The Time Machine Wells's Worlds Book Reviews Margaret Atwood: Moral Disorder Margaret Atwood: The Year of the Flood Margaret Atwood: Stone Mattress J. G. Ballard: Kingdom Come Roberto Bolan~o: Monsieur Pain T. C. Boyle: When the Killing's Done Geraldine Brooks: People of the Book Italo Calvino: The Complete Cosmicomics Margaret Drabble: The Sea Lady Carol Emshwiller: Ledoyt Alan Garner: Boneland Kent Haruf: Benediction Kent Haruf: Our Souls at Night Tove Jansson: The True Deceiver Barbara Kingsolver: Flight Behavior Chang-Rae Lee: On Such a Full Sea Doris Lessing: The Cleft Donna Leon: Suffer the Little Children Yann Martel: The High Mountains of Portugal China Mie'ville: Embassytown China Mie'ville: Three Moments of an Explosion David Mitchell: The Bone Clocks Jan Morris: Hav Julie Otsuka: The Buddha in the Attic Salman Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence Salman Rushdie: Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-Eight Nights Jose' Saramago: Raised from the Ground Jose' Saramago: Skylight Sylvia Townsend Warner: Dorset Stories Jo Walton: Among Others Jeanette Winterson: The Stone Gods Stefan Zweig: The Post Office Girl The Hope of Rabbits: A Journal of a Writer's Week


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