The language of the night: essays on fantasy and science fiction

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Putnam, 1979 - Literary Criticism - 270 pages
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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

The essays by Le Guin in this book are mostly forty years old, but still well worth reading. Le Guin's thoughts and concerns about literature are thought-provoking, insightful and well thought out. Read full review

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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

This was another very interesting non-fiction book by Le Guin. If you read much in ANY genre, this book will make you think about genre itself in new ways. If you do academic work with literature, this is definitely even more worth it. Reread some of this in late 2012. Read full review

Contents

The Book Is What Is Real
127
Telling the Truth
185
Pushing at the Limits
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About the author (1979)

Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929. Among her honors are a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.