Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences

Buffalo Gals and Other Animal Presences

by Ursula K. Le Guin
     
 

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The bestselling author of the Earthsea trilogy, The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed presents a collection of short stories and poems that takes the reader into a magical, whimsical world where the line between human and animal is quite different from our world. Winner of the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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The bestselling author of the Earthsea trilogy, The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed presents a collection of short stories and poems that takes the reader into a magical, whimsical world where the line between human and animal is quite different from our world. Winner of the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``The Le Guin mixture of prodigious talent and stubborn polemic . . . is once more apparent in this theme collection of her stories and poetry,'' wrote PW of this volume, characterizing it as ``primarily for Le Guin fans.'' Illustrated. (September)
Library Journal - Library Journal
A spirited, gracefully polemical introduction and the final story, ``She Unnames Them,'' frame this collection of fiction and poetry, placing it in a natural but unsentimental light. These are not really ``talking animal'' stories: they are about human apprehension of natural creation (including rocks and plants) and the relations this apprehension governs; or, how communication makes communities. Seven of ten stories and seven of 19 poems having already been published, while a couple of pieces read like working drafts. Among the best pieces is the title story; like many of the others, it works its effect through a reversal of the usual (human) point of view. Patricia Dooley, formerly with Drexel Univ., Philadelphia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451450494
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/03/1990
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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