Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations




      Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Ursula K Le Guin was one of our most imaginative writers, a radical thinker, and a feminist icon The interviews collected here span 40 years of her pioneering and prolific career.When she began writing in the 1960s, Ursula K Le Guin was as much of a literary outsider as one can be she was a woman writing in a landscape dominated by men, she wrote genre at a time where it was dismissed as non literary, and she lived out West, far from fashionable east coast literary circles The interviews collected here covering everything from her Berkeley childhood to her process of world building from her earliest experiments with genre to envisioning the end of capitalism highlight that unique perspective, which conjured some of the most prescient and lasting books in modern literature. New Download [ Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations ] Author [ Ursula K. Le Guin ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – bluevapours.co.uk

Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Oregon.She was known for her treatment of gender The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri , political systems The Telling, The Dispossessed and difference otherness in any other form Her interest in non Western philosophies was reflected in works such as Solitude and The Telling but eveninteresting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist s experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators Le Guin favoured the first person narration are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways.

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • English
  • 13 January 2017
  • 1612197795

10 thoughts on “ Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

  1. Ksenia (vaenn) says:

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  2. Misha says:

    I keep reading essays by Le Guin and interviews with her as I enjoy spending time with this woman and her fine mind so much What wonderful company she continues to be.Some choice interview bits On what she wants her legacy to be Irreverence toward undeserved authority, and passionate respect for the power of the word Oh, and my books staying in print, too How she became a feminist in the early 1970s It was a real mind shift And I was a grown woman with kids And mothers of children were no I keep reading essays by Le Guin and interviews with her as I enjoy spending time with this woman and her fine mind so mu...

  3. Gabriela Ventura says:

    N o h muito o que dizer uma bela colet nea com a palavra de uma das grandes.Entrevistador What do you hope your legacy will be Le Guin Irreverence towards undeserved authority, and passionate respect for the power of the word Oh, and my books staying in print, too.

  4. Jeremiah says:

    There are two things to say about this book First it was a joy to get inside the head of one of my favorite authors and second, there is some truth to the idea that you shouldn t meet your heroes Reading this was a good lesson in remembering that just because I love an author s w...

  5. Jim Higgins says:

    4.5 stars One of the best I ve read in this series.

  6. Sirana says:

    Everything Le Guin says is wonderful and some of the questions are intelligent A bit short, though

  7. John says:

    My review

  8. Lillian Carlsness-Clayton says:

    The main focus of this book is to gain a deeper understanding for the writer Ursula K Le Guin, her works, and overall philosophy and thinking behind writing as a whole Written by Le Guin herself, it is a collection of interviews and conversations that touch on all kinds of things, from the books she wrote all the way to why she is a writer It gets into the weeds of her early years writing, the difficulties in the beginning due to the fact that it was male dominated field and that the genre of The main focus of this book is to gain a deeper understanding for the writer Ursula K Le Guin, her works, and overall philosophy and thinking behind writing as a whole Written by Le Guin herself, it is a collection of interviews and conversations that touch on all kinds of things, from the books she wrote all the way to why she is a writer It gets into the weeds of her early years writing, the difficulties in the beginning due to the fact that it was male dominated field and th...

  9. Dan Trefethen says:

    Ever since Ursula Le Guin died a year ago, I ve gone back to some of her work Interestingly enough, I ve been reading a fair amount of non fiction This past year was a good year for that, with a number of books, including this one.This is a part of The Last Interview series that this publisher does It actually contains a number of interviews, from 1977 to last year the true last interview It was interesting to see her comment on her own work over time, and on ho...

  10. Warren Rochelle says:

    A book of last interviews, and the last one, THE last one, in the summer of 2017, before Le Guin s death in 2018 yes, please read,As I write this, I am thinking this was one last time to listen in on the ruminations of one amazing and wonderful and creative mind, as she pondered questions about her work, her thoughts on the craft of writing, on her fictional universes, and I wish I could do so again Reading her work, studying her fiction, changed my life I am so lucky to have met Ursula K Le A book of last interviews, and the last one, THE last one, in the summer of 2017, before Le Guin s death in 2018 yes, please read,As I write this, I am thinking this was one last time to listen in on the ruminations of one amazing and wonderful and creative mind, as she pondered questions about her work, her thoughts on the craft of writing, on her fictional universes, ...

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