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Appears to have been asked on than a few occasions to books It also isn t surprising that most of the books sh e asked to introduce are sff in nature Here she writes generously of Dick and MacDonald Wells and the Strugatsky brothers and several others including Boris Pasternak and Western writer HL Davis For the books I read most of them they provided
me with new insights most of the others I now want to with new insights most of the others I now want to last almost third consists of Book Reviews This was the part of the book I anticipated most and enjoyed least probably because most of them are very short three to four least probably because most of them are very short three to four and just tease my attention before they re over This was true of some of the pieces in the earlier sections but there it was varied with longer and even shorter pieces here it creates a kind of repetitive rhythm that becomes for me a bit tiresome But again I come away with several additions to my To Read list so that s all goodFinally the and a final bit is the exception to the almost all In 1994 Le Guin spent a week at the Hedgebrook writer s colony a place that gives women writers a uiet and peaceful environment in which to escape the uotidian and concentrate on their work Here she wrote it says here one of the novellas that form the story suite Four Ways to Forgiveness and also a journal The final bit is the journal It is very rooted says almost nothing about her process as a writer and ties the book together into a whole in a way that I cannot explain for I The Conquerors Lady / The Mercenarys Bride / His Enemys Daughter do not understand it but itoesIf you love Le Guin s writing you will love this book If not probably not But you should at least read the prize speech Freedom It s very short and you can read it standing in the aisle at the library or bookstore should you be so lucky as to still live near a bookstore Or you can watch her eliver it on YouTub. S published than sixty books ranging from fiction to nonfiction childrens books to poetry and has received many lifetime achievement awards including the Library of Congress Living Legends award This year her publications include three survey collections The Found and the Lost The Collected Novellas; The Unreal and the Real The Selected Short Stories; and The Complete Orsinia Malafrena Stories and Songs Library of America From Freedom A speech in acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Lette. Fabulous Full of revealing insights from a legendary author Essential reading for anyone interested in the craft of writing Highly recommended An amazing wander author Essential reading for anyone interested in the craft of writing Highly recommended An amazing wander the magic of words I learn something new on every page I ve always been a big fan of her science fiction and this book helps me understand why I learned much and improved my writing by oing some of the exercises Fascinating and outside the box of normal writerly advice It is wonderful to hear a brilliant author share her *love of other writers I read this book slowly because I kept stopping *of other writers I read this book slowly because I kept stopping voraciously reading the books and authors she was The Dangerous Debutante (Romney Marsh, describing More poetic than Sontag practical than Chopra as perceptive as Dillard as compassionate as Mary Oliver there s is great wisdom lots of laughs and years of experience in this book well worth the price will hold onto this one Good short writings The section of reviews of others writingsoes present a Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, danger you ll likely to vastly expand your To Read list As with all her writing Le Guin herein exemplifies clarity focus candor and insight Reading her work makes me feel both smarter and hopeful This is a wonderful collection No one writes like Ursula K and if words are important to you these short essays fill a most fulfilling book aelight to read and savor The bad thing about almost all occasional writings is that they are a mixed bag in terms of ualityThis is no The Wedding Challenge (The Matchmaker differentSome of the book reviews and speeches areownright amazing However a lot of the points given their leaps in time and publishing are a bit repetitive with no central logic in their collection except they all come from LeGuinNot bad I heartily recommend her reviews and her talking about genre But it s not something I could heartily tell someone to buy I can t list all the reasons I have. Hard times are coming when well be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now can see through our fear stricken society and its obsessive technologies to other ways of being and even imagine real grounds for hope Well need writers who can remember freedom poets visionaries realists of a larger reality Words Are My Matter collects talks essays introductions to beloved books and book reviews by Ursula K Le Guin one of our fore most public literary intellectuals Words Are My Matter is essential reading It is a manu. For buying this book I ll restrict myself to this Ursula K Le Guin was a visionary and a writer She was honored in her life for both characteristics This late work gives a nice of where she
believed she was going and how she believed she led toward that endI was going and how she believed she led toward that endI that for all her many many awards and all the recognition of her craft and grasp she was underestimated uring her life Think of this as an introduction an aperitif to a vast feast of ever enlarging understandings It aperitif to a vast feast of ever enlarging understandings It an easy read It is something that those who admire effective language and clear communication will read again Good value for money Can t say fairer than that I have never met a book by Le Guin that I idn t enjoy no not even the seemingly much Luke disliked Malafrena and this isn t one either Le Guin s nonfiction has been special to me since the essay From Elfland to Poughkeepsie which was read aloud to raucous laughter at a Mythopoeic meeting and preestroyed that month s fated or rather The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane doomed bookThis particular collection of nonfiction almost all from the actual if not the nominal 21st Century isivided into three almost thirds and a final bitThe first almost third consists of Talks Essays and Occasional Pieces on topics ranging from a most gracious response to essays on one of her books to her young life in a house A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy designed by Bernard Maybeck from theisappearing of women writers to animals in fiction and culminating uite satisfactorily with the now somewhat famous short speech Le Guin gave in accepting the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters itself a huge contribution to American letters These pieces simply sparkle with Le Guin s wit and humanityThe second almost third consists of Book Introductions and Notes on Writers Not surprisingly Le Guin. Al for investigating the The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning depth and breadth of con temporary fiction and through the lens ofeep considerations of contemporary writing a way of exploring the world we are all living inWe need writers who know the ifference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximise corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship Le Guin is one of those authors and this is another of her moments She ha.