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Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018)

Ursula K. Le GuinAuthor Ursula K. Le Guin, who challenged the male-dominated fantasy and science fiction fields starting in the 1960s, died January 22, 2018, in Portland, Oregon. She was eighty-eight. Her YA novel A Wizard of Earthsea (which explored the struggle of good versus evil as an internal struggle,...
      

High Fantasy: A Wizard of Earthsea

by Eleanor CameronA Wizard of Earthsea (Parnassus) by Ursula K. LeGuin received the 1969 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, given at the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians, October, 1969.  It is never important to pigeonhole works of fiction nor insist that a certain book should belong, in a child’s...
      

Reviews of select books by Ursula K. Le Guin

EarthseaUrsula K. Le Guin  A Wizard of Earthsea [winner of the 1969 Boston Globe–Horn Book Award]205 pp.     ParnassusIllustrated by Ruth Robbins. Maps by the artist show the islands and seas that make up Earthsea. Sparrowhawk, the son of a bronze-smith, was born on Gont, famous for wizards who had gone...
      

Ursula K. Le Guin's April 1973 Letter to the Editor

Eleanor Cameron’s remarks on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in the Horn Book may draw some fire upon her; it’s always perilous to do anything to a bestseller but adulate it. My response to her October article is one of relief and hearty thanks. It is good to have an...

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