Tag Archives: Ursula K Le Guin

Do the math

Some days I think I’m an idiot, but other days the proof that I really am an idiot smacks me in the forehead. Ursula K Le Guin’s The Wizard of Earthsea was published in 1968. That’s 50 years ago, folks. … Continue reading

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Magic, menace and the mundane

Originally posted on Calmgrove:
Ursula Le Guin: Tehanu: the Last Book of Earthsea in The Earthsea Quartet Puffin/Penguin Books 1993 (1990) As a fantasy novel Tehanu is a tough read: it touches on child abuse, rape, misogyny, prejudice, paranoia, xenophobia,…

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Early warning: WITCH WEEK IS COMING

My co-conspirator (Calmgrove at this website) is traveling, but I’m certain he’ll be posting similar information as soon as he returns. WITCH WEEK. This is a yearly event named after the third book in Diana Wynn Jones’ Chrestomanci series. The … Continue reading

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Early Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (1975) (read as an e-book from the NYPL) This collection of seventeen short stories and novellas, all published before 1975, includes several that Le Guin considers “germinal”, that is, leading to two … Continue reading

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Invention

I’ll take my own turn at expressing appreciation for Ursula K Le Guin’s books simply by quoting a few passages. Her intelligence and craft are clear, but what astounds me now as I race through her books (again) is her … Continue reading

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A series of series

I’ve been back in NYC for 3 weeks now and am just about recovered from my travels — in time to start planning my next sojourn (more on which later). Lengthy travels make me long for homely comforts — my … Continue reading

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The course has ended but the reading continues

Originally posted on Readers Are Leaders 2014:
So keep posting to this site. I want to hear about the new books you discover, and I bet others do as well. Tell us what your students are reading. Post Top-10 lists. Top…

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