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On Ursula K. Le Guin's birthday, an excuse to revisit her superb essay on being a "man" – one of the finest, sharpest things ever written about our culture

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"It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope." — Ursula K. Le Guin#NAHM  #ArtsCreateHope 

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On Ursula K. Le Guin's birthday, her playful and profound poem-letter to kids about the power and joy of reading

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“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom.” Ursula K. Le Guin, born on this day in 1929, on the sacredness of public libraries

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"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." — Ursula K. Le Guin, born on this day in 1929 in Berkeley, California

Ursula K. Le Guin was born on this day in 1929. Beloved for her philosophically tinted, poetically spirited, downright prophetic fantasy novels, she is less known for her poetry—but it is as profound, as revivifying. Her "Hymn to Time," read by @JannaLevin 

A genuinely wonderful Ep. 46 of #ShelfAnalysis  last night with the author of Capital and The Wall - John Lanchester. We talked about recovering from Covid 19, the @LRB , Ursula Le Guin and... Irish poetry from 600-1200...! Next Wed at 8 - ! @Elif_Safak 

From the intro of Ursula K Le Guin's Left Hand of Darkness -- "Almost everything carried to its logical extreme becomes either depressing or carcinogenic.” And how...

Take a virtual tour through Ursula K. Le Guin’s gorgeous California home | @lithub 

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PBS’s Documentary About Ursula K. Le Guin Is Free to Watch This Week | @tordotcom 

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I just learned that Ursula K. Le Guin has died. Her words are always with us. Some of them are written on my soul. I miss her as a glorious funny prickly person, & I miss her as the deepest and smartest of the writers, too. Still honoured I got to do this:

Early last year, Ursula Le Guin wrote to The Oregonian, on the subject of "alternative facts."

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RIP Ursula Le Guin. Here she is in 1987, turning down an offer to blurb an all-male sci-fi anthology.

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Happy birthday Ursula Le Guin, who once turned down an offer to blurb an all-male sci-fi anthology with this letter…

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The literary mainstream once relegated Ursula K. Le Guin's work to the margins. Then she transformed the mainstream:

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“I saw that women don’t have to write about what men write about, or write what men think they want to read. I saw that women have whole areas of experience men don’t have—and that they’re worth writing and reading about.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin turns down an offer to blurb an all-male sci-fi anthology. #InternationalWomensDay 

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Breaking News: Ursula K. Le Guin, the immensely popular science fiction author known for “The Left Hand of Darkness,” has died. She was 88.

Got the news of Ursula K. Le Guin's passing and immediately called Harlan Ellison. I said, "I was worried 'cuz we're losing all the great ones." He laughed and said, "I'm fine. I'm one of the lesser ones."

“But when people say, Did you always want to be a writer?, I have to say no! I always was a writer.” Rest in peace, Ursula K. Le Guin.

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