The celebrated author offers her thoughts on a broad range of subjects, including literary criticism, the state of science fiction writing today, and government and governmental policies
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"Insightful, impassioned, sometimes lyrical, often funny . . . a trove of delights."--Los Angeles Times Book Review. "Eloquent, elegant . . . funny, sharp . . . provocative."--Washington PostReview:
This collection of lucid, witty, warm, and intelligent "talks, essays, occasional pieces and reviews" was written with the goal "to subvert as much as possible without hurting anybody's feelings" on matters about which she says "I think I ought to stand up and be counted, lest silence collude with injustice." Her subjects, which she categorizes (and even codes for the reader) as Feminism, Social Responsibility, Literature, and Travel, offer astute observations on a variety of timely topics. What do women recently graduated from college need to know? Where do ideas come from? What are the prospects for women in writing? "No matter how successful, beloved, influential her work was, when a woman author dies, nine times out of ten, she gets dropped from the lists, the courses, the anthologies, while the men get kept... If she had the nerve to have children, her chances of getting dropped are higher still... So if you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that." This collection offers both nutritious food for thought and excellent examples of a variety of writing styles: well-researched essays, whimsical and imaginative anecdotes, reflective personal memory. It is spiced to perfection with Ursula LeGuin's great sense of humor through which she takes herself and her subject matter just seriously enough. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Jesse Larsen
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Descripción Grove Press, NY, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Nº de ref. de la librería 042245
Descripción Grove Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P11080211105X
Descripción Grove Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX080211105X