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  - mysterymax - LibraryThing

Every person who is a writer, or who wants to be a writer, should not only read this book but should keep it on their desk - full of sentences underlined and notes in paragraphs. I submit this is an essential read. Read full review

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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

Contents

The Book Is What Is Real
127
Telling the Truth
185
Pushing at the Limits
207

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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.