The Unreal and the Real (Hardcover)
Selected Stories Volume Two: Outer Space, Inner Lands
Small Beer Press, 9781618730350, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 27, 2012
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--Margaret Atwood, New York Review of Books "She is a splendid short-story writer.... Fiction, like Borges's, that finds its life in the interstices between the borders of speculative fiction and realism."--San Francisco Chronicle "Ursula Le Guin's prose breathes light and intelligence. She can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory."--Jonathan Lethem "Like all great writers of fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin creates imaginary worlds that restore us, hearts eased, to our own."--The Boston Globe "Admirers of fine literature, fantastic or not, will cherish this rich offering."--Publishers Weekly "She wields her pen with a moral and psychological sophistication rarely seen... and while science fiction techniques often buttress her stories they rarely take them over. What she really does is write fables: splendidly intricate and hugely imaginative tales about such mundane concerns as life, death, love, and sex."--Newsweek "Le Guin's powerful work illustrates that fantasy need not be escapist, that gender studies need not be dry or strident, and that entertainment need not be mindless."--The Onion Ursula K. Le Guin has published twenty-one novels, eleven collections, essays, poetry, translations, and books for children. She lives in Portland, Oregon.