The Wave in the Mind

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834825635
Format: PDF
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Join Ursula K. Le Guin as she explores a broad array of subjects, ranging from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's shoes, beauty, and family life. With her customary wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she offers a diverse and highly engaging set of readings. The Wave in the Mind includes some of Le Guin's finest literary criticism, rare autobiographical writings, performance art pieces, and, most centrally, her reflections on the arts of writing and reading.

The Wave in the Mind

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590300068
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author presents a collection of nonfiction writings, including essays on such topics as Tolstoy, Tolkien, women's shoes, Mark Twain, family life, and beauty, as well as autobiographical writings and reflections on the arts of reading and writing.

Dancing at the Edge of the World

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 0802165664
Format: PDF
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“I have decided that the trouble with print is, it never changes its mind,” writes Ursula Le Guin in her introduction to Dancing at the Edge of the World. But she has, and here is the record of that change in the decade since the publication of her last nonfiction collection, The Language of the Night. And what a mind — strong, supple, disciplined, playful, ranging over the whole field of its concerns, from modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos, with an eloquence, wit, and precision that makes for exhilarating reading.

The Croquet Player

Author: H. G. Wells
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473345243
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book contains H. G. Wells' 1936 novella, “The Croquet Player”. A soul-corrupting evil has invaded the remote English village of Cainsmarsh, infesting the minds of the local residents. An old woman fears her own shadow; a petrified farmer plots the murder of a scarecrow; family pets are brutally killed, and previously-happy couples descend into anger and violence. A prophetic insight into the primitive distrust that threatens the modern world, “The Croquet Player” is not to be missed by fans of horror fiction. Herbert George Wells (1866 – 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre thanks to such novels as “The Time Machine” (1895), “The Invisible Man” (1897), and “The War of the Worlds” (1898). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Steering the Craft

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544612345
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer’s craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin’s own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online. Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.

No Time to Spare

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 1328661598
Format: PDF, ePub
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From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation

At the Same Time

Author: Susan Sontag
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374100721
Format: PDF
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Sontag's incisive intelligence, expressive brilliance, and deep curiosity about art, politics, and the writer's responsibility to bear witness have secured her place as one of the most important thinkers and writers of the twentieth century. This collecti

Cheek by Jowl

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781933500270
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents critical essays on fantasy fiction in children's and young adult literature, including works on animals in children's literature, and the validity of the fantasy genre at any age.

A Life of One s Own

Author: Marion Milner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136727442
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How often do we ask ourselves, ‘What will make me happy? What do I really want from life?’ In A Life of One’s Own Marion Milner explores these questions and embarks on a seven year personal journey to discover what it is that makes her happy. On its first publication, W. H. Auden found the book ‘as exciting as a detective story’ and, as Milner searches out clues, the reader quickly becomes involved in the chase. Using her own personal diaries, kept over many years, she analyses moments of everyday life and discovers ways of being, of looking, of moving, that bring surprising joy – ways which can be embraced by anyone. With a new introduction by Rachel Bowlby this classic remains a great adventure in thinking and living and will be essential reading for all those interested in reflecting on the nature of their own happiness – whether readers from a literary, an artistic, a historical, an educational or a psychoanalytic/psychotherapeutic background.