Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story Paperback – September 1, 2015
|New from||Used from|
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
Frequently bought together
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
“There is no better spirit in all of American letters than that of Ursula Le Guin.” — Slate
“Le Guin is a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller with the humor and force of a Twain. She creates stories for everyone from New Yorker literati to the hardest audience, children. She remakes every genre she uses.” — Boston Globe
From the Back Cover
Le Guin is a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller with the humor and force of a Twain. She creates stories for everyone from New Yorker literati to the hardest audience, children. She remakes every genre she uses. Boston Globe
A modernized, new edition of an essential guide to the writing craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art
Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. The ten chapters shed light on the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Ursula Le Guins own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. Le Guin also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online.
Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writers shelf.
Over the course of her career, Ursula K. Le Guin has published more than sixty books of fiction, fantasy, childrens literature, poetry, drama, criticism, and translation. She is the winner of many awards, including the PEN/Malamud Award and the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I think it unnecessary to summarize the plot—I never do in my reviews—just know that this book is probably closer to literary fiction than genre. If you have not read “The Aeneid,” you will want to after reading “Lavinia.”
I would argue that Le Guin revives Aeneas, bringing him to life—real life, rather than poetic life—through the guise of Lavinia, and shows us who he may have been had he not been relegated to heroic epic. She also brings Virgil to her reader and offers him up to us as the sacred poet that he is.
Le Guin’s prose is sparing, yet seemingly meticulous and refined. The read is fluid, she gives her reader the perfect amount of detail to pull him into the story without drowning him in excessive historicity. Forget that her prose is rhythmic, effortless and simply stunning, her tale is even more breathtaking. She weaves a love story owned by fate in such a subtle way that any writer who wills their characters to love will feel envious at the ease with which Le Guin writes poetry into life into poetry again.