Ursula K. Le Guin Changing Planes

ISBN 13: 9780441012244

Changing Planes

3,79 valoración promedio
( 3.195 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780441012244: Changing Planes

The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly—yet familiar—societies.

Sita Dulip has missed her flight. But instead of listening to garbled announcements, she has found a method of bypassing the horrors of the airport. This method—changing planes—enables Sita to visit fifteen societies not found on Earth. She will encounter cultures where the babble of children fades over time into the silence of adults; where whole towns exist solely for holiday shopping; where personalities are ruled by rage; where genetic experiments produce less than desirable results...

“A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver’s Travels, in which the narrator visits fifteen planes and describes the people, language, and customs with the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist.”—USA Today 

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Review:

At first, readers may find Ursula K. Le Guin's collection Changing Planes rather light, if not slight. However, as the reader continues through its sixteen stories (ten of which are original to this volume), the collection achieves considerable weight and power.

A punny conceit links the stories and provides the title of Changing Planes. Conceived before September 11, 2001, this conceit now, unfairly, looks odd. Trapped too many times in the misery of pre-terrorist airports, Sita Dulip discovered how to change planes: not airplanes, but planes of existence. Now the people of Sita's earth travel between alternate universes.

The stories in Changing Planes are strong expressions of Le Guin's considerable anthropological and psychological insight. However, these tales don't follow traditional plot structures or character-development methods. They read more like travelogues, or socio-anthropological articles on foreign nations or tribes. They explore exotic literary planes lying somewhere between Jorge Luis Borges's ficciones and Horace Miner's anthropological satire Body Ritual Among the Nacirema. However, unlike Miner's parody, Le Guin's wise tales are rarely satirical, though "The Royals of Hegn" sharply skewers the absurdity of royalty-worship, and "Great Joy" rightly attacks the boundless corporate criminality familiar to anyone who's read a newspaper since 2001.

One of America's greatest authors, Ursula K. Le Guin has received the National Book Award, the Newberry Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, five Nebula Awards, and five Hugo Awards. --Cynthia Ward

From the Inside Flap:

In this collection, Ursula K. Le Guin, winner of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award, presents a world where there is a better way of changing planes.

Missing a flight, waiting in an airport, listening to garbled announcements-who doesn't hate that misery?

But Sita Dulip from Cincinnati finds a method of bypassing the crowds at the desks, the long lines at the toilets, the nasty lunch, the whimpering children and punitive parents, the bookless bookstores, the blue plastic chairs bolted to the floor.

A mere kind of twist and a slipping bend, easier to do than to describe, takes her not to Denver but Strupsirts, a picturesque region of waterspouts and volcanoes, or Djeyo, where she can stay for two nights in a small hotel with a balcony overlooking the amber Sea of Somue. This new discovery--changing planes-enables Sita to visit bizarre societies and cultures that sometimes mirror our own and sometimes open doors into the alien.

Illustrated by Eric Beddows, Le Guin's account of her travels is by turns funny, disturbing, and thought-provoking.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2005. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería VP-9780441012244

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 3,33
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Ursula K Le Guin
Editorial: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly--yet familiar--societies. Sita Dulip has missed her flight. But instead of listening to garbled announcements, she has found a method of bypassing the horrors of the airport. This method--changing planes--enables Sita to visit fifteen societies not found on Earth. She will encounter cultures where the babble of children fades over time into the silence of adults; where whole towns exist solely for holiday shopping; where personalities are ruled by rage; where genetic experiments produce less than desirable results. A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver s Travels, in which the narrator visits fifteen planes and describes the people, language, and customs with the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist. --USA Today. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780441012244

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 6,79
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

LeGuin, Ursula K. (Author)
Editorial: Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Random House. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 0441012248

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 4,05
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 2,96
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Cantidad: 6
Librería
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción 2005. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería IB-9780441012244

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 3,78
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,37
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
Editorial: Ace (2005)
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Mass Market Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ace, 2005. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0441012248

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 5,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 1,68
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Ursula K Le Guin
Editorial: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . Brand New Book. The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly--yet familiar--societies. Sita Dulip has missed her flight. But instead of listening to garbled announcements, she has found a method of bypassing the horrors of the airport. This method--changing planes--enables Sita to visit fifteen societies not found on Earth. She will encounter cultures where the babble of children fades over time into the silence of adults; where whole towns exist solely for holiday shopping; where personalities are ruled by rage; where genetic experiments produce less than desirable results. A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver s Travels, in which the narrator visits fifteen planes and describes the people, language, and customs with the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist. --USA Today. Nº de ref. de la librería AAS9780441012244

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,21
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Ursula K Le Guin
Editorial: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States (2005)
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The National Book Award-winning author takes flight with this bestselling collection of speculative fiction where a woman visits fifteen otherworldly--yet familiar--societies. Sita Dulip has missed her flight. But instead of listening to garbled announcements, she has found a method of bypassing the horrors of the airport. This method--changing planes--enables Sita to visit fifteen societies not found on Earth. She will encounter cultures where the babble of children fades over time into the silence of adults; where whole towns exist solely for holiday shopping; where personalities are ruled by rage; where genetic experiments produce less than desirable results. A fantastical travel guide, reminiscent of Gulliver s Travels, in which the narrator visits fifteen planes and describes the people, language, and customs with the eye of an anthropologist and the humor of a satirist. --USA Today. Nº de ref. de la librería BZV9780441012244

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 7,70
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Le Guin, Ursula K.
Editorial: Ace Books 8/1/2005 (2005)
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos Paperback or Softback Cantidad: 3
Librería
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ace Books 8/1/2005, 2005. Paperback or Softback. Estado de conservación: New. Changing Planes. Book. Nº de ref. de la librería BBS-9780441012244

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,49
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

LeGuin, Ursula K.
Editorial: Ace
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ace. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0441012248. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0441012248ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

LeGuin, Ursula K.
Editorial: Ace
ISBN 10: 0441012248 ISBN 13: 9780441012244
Nuevos PAPERBACK Cantidad: 1
Librería
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Ace. PAPERBACK. Estado de conservación: New. 0441012248. Nº de ref. de la librería Z0441012248ZN

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 8,50
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda