Dancing at the Edge of the World by Ursula K. Le Guin audiobook

Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places

By Ursula K. Le Guin
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Blackstone Publishing 9780802135292
14.46 Hours Unabridged
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From modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos—in this classic collection of essays, Ursula K. Le Guin roves with her customary audacity over the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibility, exploding any received notions she comes across and revealing visionary possibilities in their stead. Le Guin is an authentic, wise woman, remembering, performing, and passing on the ancient ceremony of celebration, dancing “the dance of renewal, the dance that made the world”—and in this collection, she does so with wit and eloquence that make for exhilarating listening.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 1990 Hugo Award for Best Related Nonfiction Book

From modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos—in this classic collection of essays, Ursula K. Le Guin roves with her customary audacity over the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibility, exploding any received notions she comes across and revealing visionary possibilities in their stead.

Le Guin is an authentic, wise woman, remembering, performing, and passing on the ancient ceremony of celebration, dancing “the dance of renewal, the dance that made the world”—and in this collection, she does so with wit and eloquence that make for exhilarating listening.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ursula Le Guin at her best…This is an important collection of eloquent, elegant pieces by one of our most acclaimed contemporary writers.” Washington Post Book World
“Le Guin is an irreverent demystifier of the industry currently known as ‘literary criticism’ and a consummate storyteller who enlightens with her perfect weave of myth and fact, fantasy and common sense. Essential reading for anyone who imagines herself literate and/or socially concerned or who wants to learn what it means to be such.” Library Journal
“Chronologically arranged, these 33 talks and essays and 17 reviews of books and films, dating from 1976 through 1987, record Le Guin’s responses to ethical and political climates, the transforming effect of certain literary ideas and the changes of a supple, disciplined mind…The noted science fiction writer eloquently discusses feminism, social responsibility, literature, and travel. We read her deeply considered views on abortion, menopause, motherhood, family planning; censorship, criticism, myth in contemporary life, women writers, the reciprocity of prose and poetry, the language of power; the advantages and pleasures of travel by Amtrak; heroism in Scott and Amundsen; the ideas of Doris Lessing and Italo Calvino; and how science fiction addresses the issue of nuclear war.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Ursula K. Le Guin

Author Bio: Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) was an American author of novels, children’s books, and short stories, mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction. She has also written poetry, literary criticism, and essays. She was widely recognized as one of the greatest science fiction writers in the history of the genre. She won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards on several occasions, as well as the National Book Award, the PEN/Malamud Award, and many other honors and prizes. In 2014, she was awarded the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Essays
Runtime: 14.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English