Ursula Le Guin

Le Guin, Ursula Kroeber

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (krō´bər lə gwĬn´), 1929–2018, American writer, b. Berkeley, Calif.; daughter of anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber. Possessing a keen eye for physical and cultural detail, she used science fiction to explore contemporary society and made fantasy into a truly literary form. Written from a distinctly feminist perspective, her books tend to revolve about clashes of culture and stress the need for compassion and balance. A prolific writer of both adult and children's fiction, she gained fame beginning in the 1960s with her series of books about beings from Hain, including Rocannon's World (1966), The Left Hand of Darkness (1969), The Dispossessed (1974), and The Telling (2000). She is also known for her cycle of Earthsea stories and novels, including the novels A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1971), and Tehanu (1990) and the short fiction in Tales from Earthsea (2001). Le Guin was also an essayist, poet, and translator.

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Ursula Le Guin: Selected full-text books and articles

Snapshots: 20th Century Mother-Daughter Fiction By Janet Berliner; Joyce Carol Oates David R. Godine, 2000
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The Other within Us: Feminist Explorations of Women and Aging By Marilyn Pearsall Westview Press, 1997
Librarian's tip: Chap. 20 "The Space Crone" by Ursula Le Guin
Ursula K. le Guin in Mythlore By Croft, Janet Brennan Mythlore, Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring-Summer 2018
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For a World beyond Pigs and Dogs: Transversal Utopias-Guattari, le Guin, Bookchin By Bradley, Joff P. N Tamkang Review, Vol. 49, No. 1, December 2018
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Marxism and Science Fiction: A Celebration of the Work of Ursula K. le Guin By Burns, Tony Capital & Class, No. 84, Winter 2004
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Lavinia: A Woman Reinvents Herself in Fact And/or Fiction By Lindow, Sandra J Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 20, No. 2, Spring 2009
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Into Darkness Peering: Race and Color in the Fantastic By Elisabeth Anne Leonard Greenwood Press, 1997
Librarian's tip: Chap. 4 "Exploring Color Coding at the Beginning and End of the Twentieth Century in Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness"
Cultural Anthropology and Rituals of Exchange in Ursula K. le Guin's 'Earthsea.' By Senior, W. A Mosaic (Winnipeg), Vol. 29, No. 4, December 1996
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The Underestimation of Politics in Green Utopias: The Description of Politics in Huxley's Island, le Guin's the Dispossessed, and Callenbach's Ecotopia By Mathisen, Werner Christie Utopian Studies, Vol. 12, No. 1, Winter 2001
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Narrating Utopia: Ideology, Gender, Form in Utopian Literature By Chris Ferns Liverpool University Press, 1999
Librarian's tip: Chap. 7 "Dreams of Freedom: Piercy, Le Guin, and the Future"
Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction By Mark Bould; Andrew M. Butler; Adam Roberts; Sherryl Vint Routledge, 2010
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