Celebrating Ursula: Articles

By Brenda Clough

The Unreal and the Real coverThe idea of a collection of Ursula K. Le Guin’s short stories is wildly exciting.  How have we survived without such a thing? This, plus the upcoming publication of a collection of her verse, has led to an uptick in articles and reviews about her in leading publications and blogs.  For your reading pleasure, here are some links:

A review of The Unreal and the Real, the two-volume collection of short stories, in the Wall Street Journal

Ursula is interviewed by writer Robin Morgan

Two video clips, courtesy of Professor Eric S. Rabkin: “Ursula K. LeGuin: The Left Hand of Darkness Overview” and “Ursula K. LeGuin: The Left Hand of Darkness Thesis.” Please click on “open/view” link for MP4 files. These are large files that will take a while to download.

Another review in Slate 

And another lengthy one in the UK newspaper Guardian

And another one from the Oregonian

A discussion of her collection of poems Finding My Elegy in the Oregon Arts Watch

An interview with Francesca Rheannon

One of the poems from the collection.  Another, and yet another, from the daily Writers Almanac.

If you run across other links on the web, do post them here!

 

My newest novel Speak to Our Desires is out exclusively from Book View Café.

I also have stories in Book View Café’s two steampunk anthologies, The Shadow Conspiracy and The Shadow Conspiracy II, as well as in BVC’s many other anthologies, including our latest, Beyond Grimm.


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8 Responses to Celebrating Ursula: Articles

  1. A major essay by Julie Phillips (author of James Tiptree, Jr.: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon):

    The Real and Unreal: Ursula K. Le Guin, American Novelist

  2. The two video clips are courtesy of Professor Eric S. Rabkin, whose online course, Fantasy and Science Fiction: The Human Mind, Our Modern World, is available on line. Register and take the course for free.

  3. I am certain there are many articles around, that I simply haven’t come across. Or blog posts!

  4. I hope your readers know about: 80! Memories and Reflections on Ursula Le Guin, edited by Karen Joy Fowler and me. This book, which was a tribute volume given to Ursula in hand-bound form on the occasion of her 80th birthday, and later published by Aqueduct Press, contains personal reflections, reflections on her fiction, tribute fiction, and poetry, and a long biographical excerpt by Julie Phillips.

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  6. James says:

    A short write-up at an indie bookstore blog about The Unreal and the Real.