Ursula K. Le Guin

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Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most distinctive voices in the landscape of modern American literature. Though often categorized as solely a science fiction and fantasy author, Le Guin has proven that she can take readers to any world she looses, be it far off realms where dragons rule the skies or a small beachside town in present-day Oregon. Who is e woman behind these incredible works of fiction? This all-new biography introduces readers to the award-winning creator of such momentous works as The Lathe of ...

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Ursula K. Le Guin is one of the most distinctive voices in the landscape of modern American literature. Though often categorized as solely a science fiction and fantasy author, Le Guin has proven that she can take readers to any world she looses, be it far off realms where dragons rule the skies or a small beachside town in present-day Oregon. Who is e woman behind these incredible works of fiction? This all-new biography introduces readers to the award-winning creator of such momentous works as The Lathe of Heaven, he Left Hand of Darkness, and A Wizard of Earthsea, and aces her journey from Depression-era California to the farthest reaches of the imagination.

The Who Wrote That? Series tells the life stories of some of the best-known and best-loved children?s and young-adult authors. Each book provides insight into the personal life of an author whose works have resonated with generations of young readers.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781604137248
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Series: Who Wrote That? Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kyle Zimmer 6

1 A Strong Voice 11

2 The Beginning Place 17

3 From California to Paris 23

4 The Cycle Begins 33

5 Earthsea Rising 45

6 Gender and Race in Space 59

7 From Portland to Dreamland 67

8 Anarchy in Space 81

9 The Worlds Beyond 89

10 Farewell to Earthsea 97

Chronology 109

Notes 112

Works Ursula K. Le Guin 116

Popular Books 118

Popular Characters 118

Major Awards 120

Bibliography 121

Further Reading 122

Index 124

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