Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations

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Ursula K. Le Guin was one of our most imaginative writers, a radical thinker, and a feminist icon. The interviews collected here span 40 years of her pioneering and prolific career.

When she began writing in the 1960s, Ursula K. Le Guin was as much of a literary outsider as one can be: she was a woman writing in a landscape dominated by men, she wrote genre at a time where it was dismissed as non-literary, and she lived out West, far from fashionable east coast literary circles. The interviews collected here--covering everything from her Berkeley childhood to her process of world-building; from her earliest experiments with genre to envisioning the end of capitalism--highlight that unique perspective, which conjured some of the most prescient and lasting books in modern literature.

Title:Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781612197791

    Ursula K. Le Guin: The Last Interview and Other Conversations Reviews

  • Ksenia (vaenn)

    Я маю складні стосунки із сучасною близькістю до автора. Як вогню боюся твіттерів та тумблерів улюблених мол...

  • Misha

    I keep reading essays by Le Guin and interviews with her as I enjoy spending time with this woman and her fine mind so much. What wonderful company she continues to be.Some choice interview bits:On wh...

  • Sirana

    Everything Le Guin says is wonderful and some of the questions are intelligent. A bit short, though......

  • Lillian Carlsness-Clayton

    The main focus of this book is to gain a deeper understanding for the writer Ursula K. Le Guin, her works, and overall philosophy and thinking behind writing as a whole. Written by Le Guin herself, it...

  • Dan Trefethen

    Ever since Ursula Le Guin died a year ago, I've gone back to some of her work. Interestingly enough, I've been reading a fair amount of non-fiction. This past year was a good year for that, with a num...

  • Warren Rochelle

    A book of last interviews, and the last one, THE last one, in the summer of 2017, before Le Guin's death in 2018: yes, please read,As I write this, I am thinking this was one last time to listen in on...

  • Sam Anderson

    Some of the interviews, the earlier ones especially, are a little too focused on the mechanics of her stories and her early life, but a few (and especially The Last) are truly charming and insightful....

  • Lina

    Neat collection of interviews from 1977 up to 2018 with one of my favourite authors, including the titular Last Interview. I liked Streitfeld's introduction and interview the best I think, but one or ...

  • Achab_

    It's always a pleasure reading Ursula Le Guin's witty interview answers. Even though some of the first interviews collected in this book felt a bit repetitive....

  • Sarah

    It's such a pleasure to read the thoughts of someone you admire so much. The only thing was when it was finished I wanted more....