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Le Guin writes in quiet, straightforward sentences about people who feel they are being torn apart by massive forces in society-- technological, political, economic--and who fight courageously to remain whole. (The New York Times Book Review)
Le Guin writes with painstaking intelligence. Her characters are complex and haunting, and her writing is remarkable for its sinewy grace. (Time)
Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. L e Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own. (The Boston Globe)
Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than three dozen books for children and adults. She was awarded a Newbury Honor for the second volume of the Earthsea Cycle, The Tombs of Atuan. Among her many other distinctions are the Margaret A. Edwards Award, a National Book Award, and five Nebula Awards. She lives in Portland, Oregon.
A timely forty year old work. Eco-revolutionary tale about reeling in progress and technology.Published 8 days ago by Martin3369
Another great story in the Hainish Cycle. It is great to experience ULK's interpretation of this classic idea(I would share more, but don't wish to spoil).Published 8 days ago by Marrisa
Interesting book. It shows how ugly people really are and how even at our most modern stage we show descrimination and prejudice. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nathan
Naïve but beautiful. And an honest introduction from the author makes it even better.Published 3 months ago by Hedda Susanne Molland
The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. LeGuin
When I picked up this short novel I didn't realize it involved the same forces as LeGuin wrote about in The Left Hand of... Read more
Excellent novel, very entertaining and profund. One of the most interesting approaches to the matter of ethnicity, intersubjectivity and humanity I've read.Published 5 months ago by Matias Graffigna
Okay, so that's a quote from Fern Gully - but it's what was going through my head over & over as I read this short little book. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rebecca
I didn't honestly expect a lot from this novella simply because it was tackling a story that has been used time and time again. Read morePublished 8 months ago by metheliving