Tag Archives: Ursula K. Le Guin

The Circling Stars, the Sea Surrounding

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

The Circling Stars, the Sea Surrounding: Philip Glass and John Luther Adams by Ursula K. Le Guin Every year one of the Portland Opera Company’s productions is sung by the singers in the company’s outstanding training program. In 2012 it … Continue reading


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Cats, Claws, Panic

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Cats, Claws, Panic (Annals of Pard, X) by Ursula K. Le Guin Do cats bite their nails? I mean, do cats other than Pard bite their nails? After breakfast, Pard washes his face. Sometimes the soft swipe across the jowl … Continue reading


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Belief in Belief

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

Belief in Belief Ursula K. Le Guin You can buy rocks in which are carved words intended to be inspiring — LOVE, HOPE, DREAM, etc. Some have the word BELIEVE. They puzzle me. Is belief a virtue? Is it desirable … Continue reading


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Uses of Music in Uttermost Parts

Uses of Music in Uttermost Parts

About Uses of Music in Uttermost Parts by Ursula K. Le Guin In the summer of 1985 my friend Elinor Armer and I were sitting around on ancient iron chaise-longues in the Napa Valley discussing how a composer and a … Continue reading


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The Paris Review interviews Ursula K. Le Guin

The Paris Review Interviews Ursula K. Le Guin The Art of Fiction No. 221 Interviewed by John Wray “No single work did more to upend the genre’s conventions than The Left Hand of Darkness (1969)….


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The Cat Letters

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The Cat Letters (obediently transcribed by Elisabeth and Ursula Le Guin) Although incomplete, these letters are of great interest in revealing much concerning the Five Deliberations. Though practiced openly and constantly by most cats, the actual nature of the Deliberations … Continue reading


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Squaring the Circle at Seattle Public Library

Squaring The Circle

Translators Mariano Martin Rodriguez (from the original Romanian to Spanish) and Ursula K. Le Guin (in association with MMR from Spanish to English) appeared at the Seattle Public Library to launch Aqueduct Press’ edition of Squaring the Circle: A Pseudotreatise … Continue reading


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Why Your Library May Not Have the E-Book You Want

by Ursula K. Le Guin While most small presses sell all their books freely and happily to libraries, the “Big Five” publishers continue to be terrified by the idea of letting public libraries have their e-books, and to punish libraries … Continue reading


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Stage Adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness

Left Hand of Darkness Playbill

Portland Playhouse and Hand2Mouth Theatre team up to stage a new adaptation of Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1969 gender-bending tale of love, jealousy, power and betrayal. Sometimes, we have to leave our own time and place to understand ourselves. Hand2Mouth Theatre and … Continue reading


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The Trouble

The Trouble (Annals of Pard: V) by Ursula K. Le Guin I’ve never had a cat before who directly challenged me. I don’t look for much obedience from a cat; the relationship isn’t based on rank or a dominance hierarchy … Continue reading


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