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Words are my matter : writings about life and books, 2000-2016 with a journal of a writer's week  Cover Image Book Book

Words are my matter : writings about life and books, 2000-2016 with a journal of a writer's week / Ursula K. Le Guin.

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  • ISBN: 9781618731340
  • ISBN: 1618731343
  • Physical Description: iv, 316 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Easthampton, MA : Small Beer Press, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 works of José 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 Bolaño: 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 Miéville: Embassytown ; China Miéville: 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 ; José Saramago: Raised from the Ground ; José 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.
Summary, etc.:
This collection of Ursula K. Le Guin's recent talks, essays, introductions is the best manual we have for exploring the worlds explored in recent fiction; the most useful guide to the country we're visiting, life.
Subject: American essays.
Genre: Essays.
Book reviews.

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Beekley Community Library - New Hartford 808 LEGUIN, U. (Text) 32544072433880 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Bethel Public Library 818.54 LEGUIN (Text) 34030136885644 Adult Nonfiction Available -
C.H. Booth Library - Newtown 818 LEG (Text) 34014138118790 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Easton Public Library 818 LE GUIN, URSULA K. (Text) 37777123557282 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck YA 818.54 LeG (Text) 34027138547800 Young Adult Nonfiction Available -
Milford Public Library 818.54 L (Text) 34013077602780 Adult Nonfiction Available -
New Milford Public Library 818.54 LEG (Text) 34021137044075 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Norfolk Library 818.5409 LEG (Text) 36058010240287 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Oxford Public Library 818.5409 LEG (Text) 33530138420374 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Southbury Public Library 818.54 LE GUIN (Text) 34019138488515 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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