by Ursula K. LeGuin
Women Writers Are so Privileged — Nobody Has to Fight Past Anything to Read Them
In a book about Ernest Hemingway’s boat called Hemingway’s Boat, Paul Hendricks laments how badly Hemingway’s writing has been neglected and how people who call him macho just don’t understand. To appreciate Hemingway, Hendricks says, “You just have to fight past the misconceptions and stereotypes.”
Ursula K. Le Guin is a founding member of Book View Cafe. One of her recent books is Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country, co-authored with photographer Roger Dorband.
She contributed an original poem, “In England in the Fifties,” to Book View Café’s anthology Breaking Waves, which benefits the Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fund.