The Wave in the Mind

Talks and Essays on the Writer, the Reader, and the Imagination

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590300068

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 304

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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.
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Creative Writing Guidebook

Author: Graeme Harper

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1623566436

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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"Graeme Harper is quite possibly the best person in the country to edit this book" Richard Kerridge, Bath Spa University College, UK The Creative Writing Guidebook is the key text for learning creative writing. Packed full of useful advice, exercises and readings, it sets out an informative and inspiring introduction to writing creatively. Taking a practical, workshop approach to creative writing, this comprehensive guidebook includes: introductions to genres of writing, including the novel, poetry, screenwriting, new media and non-fiction; workshop exercises suitable for each genre; a wide-range of examples and suggestions for further reading and discussions of cross-genre issues such as point of view, character, setting and voice. Written by internationally renowned experts, this is the definitive textbook on creative writing for students. Contributors include: Catherine Dent, Ken Dancyge, Adrianne Finlay, Graeme Harper, Gill James, Jeri Kroll, Oliver Mayer, Graham Mort, William S. Penn, Hazel Smith, and Silas Zobal
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The Mammoth Book of the Best Short SF Novels

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1849015341

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Few forms suit SF better than the short novel: long enough to flesh out the details of an alien world or bizarre future society, yet short enough to pack a punch - powerful, elegant and free of padding. Now, drawing on his benchmark annual series Best New SF, multiple award-winning editor Gardner Dozois selects the 13 finest science fiction novels of the last 20 years. These unmissable tales, collected here for the first time in one volume, include: Robert Silverberg's 'Sailing to Byzantium'. Michael Swanwick's 'Griffin's Egg'. Alastair Reynolds' Turqouise Days'. James Patrick Kelly's 'Mr. Boy'. Ursula K. Le Guin 'Forgiveness Day'. Greg Egan's 'Oceanic'.
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One Earth, One People

The Mythopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle and Orson Scott Card

Author: Marek Oziewicz

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 263

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"Presents the genre from a holistic perspective, arguing that this subgenre of fantasy literature is misunderstood as result of decades of incomplete and reductionist literary studies. Asserts mythopoeic fantasy is the most complete literary expression of a worldview based on the existence of supernatural powers and could transform social consciousness with renewed emphasis on anticipating the future"--Provided by publisher.
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Anarchism & Sexuality

Ethics, Relationships and Power

Author: Jamie Heckert,Richard Cleminson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136808361

Category: Law

Page: 238

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Anarchism & Sexuality aims to bring the rich and diverse traditions of anarchist thought and practice into contact with contemporary questions about the politics and lived experience of sexuality. Both in style and in content, it is conceived as a book that aims to question, subvert and overflow authoritarian divisions between the personal and political; between sexual desires categorised as heterosexual or homosexual; between seemingly mutually exclusive activism and scholarship; between forms of expression such as poetry and prose; and between disciplinary categories of knowledge. Anarchism & Sexuality seeks to achieve this by suggesting connections between ethics, relationships and power, three themes that run throughout. The key objectives of the book are: to bring fresh anarchist perspectives to debates around sexuality; to make a queer and feminist intervention within the most recent wave of anarchist scholarship; and to make a queerly anarchist contribution to social justice literature, policy and practice. By mingling prose and poetry, theory and autobiography, it constitutes a gathering place to explore the interplay between sexual and social transformation.This book will be of use to those interested in anarchist movements, cultural studies, critical legal theory, gender studies, and queer and sexuality studies.
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

Author: Laurence Davis,Peter G. Stillman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739108628

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions—and snares—of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To date, however, the radical social, cultural, and political ramifications of Le Guin's multiple award-winning novel remain woefully under explored. Editors Laurence Davis and Peter Stillman right this state of affairs in the first ever collection of original essays devoted to Le Guin's novel. Among the topics covered in this wide-ranging, international and interdisciplinary collection are the anarchist, ecological, post-consumerist, temporal, revolutionary, and open-ended utopian politics of The Dispossessed. The book concludes with an essay by Le Guin written specially for this volume, in which she reassesses the novel in light of the development of her own thinking over the past 30 years.
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What Do I Read Next?

Author: Neil Barron

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction genres

Page: 715

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This volume contains descriptions of 1,245 books in nine fiction genres, including author or editor's name, publication information, story type, major characters, setting, plot summary, and more.
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Children's writer guide to 2006

Author: Susan M. Tierney

Publisher: Writer's Bookstore

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 424

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An annual overview for aspiring contributors to the juvenile book and magazine market draws on the expertise of more than 250 leading editors, authors, and industry experts, discussing how to make the most of important publishing trends. Original.
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