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Navigating the Ocean of Story: Session 1, Continued

Ursula K. Le Guin

Selected from questions 51-97. They aren’t in order as they came in, because I am grouping questions with a common or similar subject together. Roccie: My question concerns the backstory. I find one of the hardest things to do is … Continue reading

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Navigating the Ocean of Story – Session 1

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

NAVIGATING THE OCEAN OF STORY SESSION 1. Selected from questions 1-50 (in order as they came in). Laura: …. ‘Genre’ provides useful hand-holds for readers, but I work across academic and fiction genres and one complaint (aside from the ‘you … Continue reading

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Up the Amazon with the BS Machine

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Up the Amazon with the BS Machine, or Why I keep Asking You Not to Buy Books from Amazon by Ursula K. Le Guin Amazon and I are not at war. There are vast areas in which my peaceful indifference … Continue reading

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The Divine Right of Kings

The Dispossessed

We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings.                                                   – Ursula K. Le Guin I’ve been thinking about those sentences a lot over … Continue reading

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Knowing a Book by its Cover

Four Ways to Forgiveness - Finnish - by Ursula K. Le Guin

Knowing a Book by its Cover by Ursula K. Le Guin This is the front cover of a new translation of one of my books. I want to report as truthfully as I can my first response to it: I … Continue reading

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Art, Imagination, and Freedom

When I clicked over to watch the video of Ursula K. Le Guin’s acceptance speech (it’s only six minutes; like all her work, it is elegantly concise) I was glad to discover that nearly sixty thousand people had been there … Continue reading

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Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula K. Le Guin

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Today, 7:40 EST: Live-stream NBA: Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to Ursula  K. Le Guin http://www.nationalbook.org/nba2014_ceremony.html#.VFRJLodm47A

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Ursula LeGuin to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award!

A loud and sustained Hurraaaaaaaah for Ursula  K. Le Guin, who will be the recipient of a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Foundation. The award is the NBP Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, which is (and … Continue reading

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Ursula K. Le Guin and Michael Cunningham Talk About Writing

BVC’s own Ursula K. Le Guin and Michael Cunningham talk about what’s going on with fiction in this dialogue at Electric Lit. Here are a couple of quotes to whet your appetite: Cunningham: I feel like the most prominent aspect … Continue reading

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The Myth of the Veneer

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

THE MYTH OF THE VENEER by Ursula K. Le Guin “The secret world of the Mafia is a concave mirror that reflects and magnifies our world. If looked at properly, it can illuminate aspects of society that are normally out … Continue reading

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