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Taking Up LeGuin for a Feminist Critique of Conversation

This last week I vlogged about how it’s hard to have a satisfying, exploratory conversation, especially when it comes to difficult or fraught subjects. I was thinking about Ursula LeGuin’s essay “ 256 more words


The Dictator of Our Imagination: Karen Bender on Trump's Exploitation of Conservatives' Fears

The writer Ursula LeGuin says: “The imagination is truly the enemy of bigotry and dogma.” This statement makes perfect sense—the imagination can take us out of ourselves to help us inhabit the world of another person, thus creating empathy. 1,228 more words

Authors As Guest Bloggers


Cattle, sheep, swine, asses, mules, and goats, along with chickens, geese, and turkeys, all agreed enthusiastically to give their names back to the people to whom–as they put it–they belonged. 1,172 more words


Depth v Breadth, the Crucial Trade-off

I have begun to arouse a little opposition among by beloved Bookies.[1] It’s not the puns this time. They drew the line at three puns per book group meeting and I have stayed well short of the line. 1,489 more words


Book Review of The Left Hand of Darkness

Ursula Le Guin’s classic science fiction novel is a re-read for me, but this is the first review I have posted on it. I remember enjoying it in my young adulthood and now – however many years later – it is a delight to find it equally as compelling. 234 more words


'The Matter of Seggri' by Ursula LeGuin

It was a few months ago, when my writing teacher and mentor told me something like: “No, you NEED to read Ursula LeGuin. It’s your type, you’ll love it. 313 more words


Novelist Obliterates The Bundy Militia — And Oregon’s Largest Newspaper — In 194 Words BY RYAN KORONOWSKI JAN 19, 2016 5:03 PM

Award-winning author Ursula K. Le Guin has lived in Oregon for more than half a century, and has regularly visited the region surrounding the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge for 45 years. 386 more words

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