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More Worlds of Ursula Le Guin

with Lynne Magie

Class Description

One quarter just wasn't enough to explore the riches of Le Guin's work, so let's take another look. This time, I'd like to start with the short essays in her last collection, No Time to Spare (2017), which started as blog posts written in her last few years. Many copies of this are available at the King County Library, and it's also available new or used at booksellers (I most often use for cheap used copies of things I need), as a Kindle e-book, or as an audio book. Get a copy of this before the first class meeting and look it over. Before the first meeting I'll send you a list of the pieces I want us to talk about. Throughout the quarter we'll share poems from her last collection, So Far, So Good, also available in many copies from the King County Library if you'd rather not buy it. Then we can decide together (at the first meeting) how many we can comfortably read of her novels, which are not long books. For those who'd like to get a head start, we'll be looking at two of the Earthsea books, The Farthest Shore and Tehanu, and two of her SF (but not very science-focused) books, The Telling and The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia. That sounds like a lot, but it's not actually any more pages than one of the long famous novels by Dickens or Tolstoy. All four of the novels are available in fairly cheap used copies from and may also be at your local library or used book store. It doesn't matter whether you were in the Autumn Quarter class about Le Guin; if you're interested in this great writer, please join us! ZOOM Wednesdays: 10:00am - 11:30am Class Limit: 15

  • Started Jan 11
  • 40 US dollars
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