The language of the night: essays on fantasy and science fiction

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This book is a collection of talks and essays Ursula K. LeGuin. Even if you're not a writer of fantasy or science fiction--which I'm not--this is a good how-to book for learning how to incorporate ... Read full review

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(Original Review, 1981-04-01) My understanding of close reading was what I described in another review gleaning from Empson, and I never intended to dismiss the idea of finding archetypes in literary ... Read full review


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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.