For Than Four Decades, Ursula K Le Guin Has Enthralled Readers With Her Imagination, Clarity, And Moral Vision The Recipient Of Numerous Literary Prizes, Including The National Book Award, The Kafka Award, And Five Hugo And Five Nebula Awards, This Renowned Writer Has, In Each Story And Novel, Created A Provocative, Ever Evolving Universe Filled With Diverse Worlds And Rich Characters Reminiscent Of Our Earthly Selves Now, In The Birthday Of The World, This Gifted Artist Returns To These Worlds In Eight Brilliant Short Works, Including A Never Before Published Novella, Each Of Which Probes The Essence Of Humanity.Here Are Stories That Explore Complex Social Interactions And Troublesome Issues Of Gender And Sex That Define And Defy Notions Of Personal Relationships And Of Society Itself That Examine Loyalty, Survival, And Introversion That Bring To Light The Vicissitudes Of Slavery And The Meaning Of Transformation, Religion, And History.The First Six Tales In This Spectacular Volume Are Set In The Author S Signature World Of The Ekumen, My Pseudo Coherent Universe With Holes In The Elbows, As Le Guin Describes It A World Made Familiar In Her Award Winning Novel The Left Hand Of Darkness The Seventh, Title Story Was Hailed By Publishers Weekly As Remarkable A Standout The Final Offering In The Collection, Paradises Lost, Is A Mesmerizing Novella Of Space Exploration And The Pursuit Of Happiness.In Her Foreword, Ursula K Le Guin Writes, To Create Difference To Establish Strangeness Then To Let The Fiery Arc Of Human Emotion Leap And Close The Gap This Acrobatics Of The Imagination Fascinates And Satisfies Me As No Other In The Birthday Of The World, This Gifted Literary Acrobat Exhibits A Dazzling Array Of Skills That Will Fascinate And Satisfy Us All.
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, Orego
- 384 pages
- The Birthday of the World and Other Stories
- Ursula K. Le Guin
- 12 November 2019 Ursula K. Le Guin