♥ Book Title : The Farthest Shore
☯ Full Synopsis : "Book Three of Ursula K. Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle Darkness threatens to overtake Earthsea: the world and its wizards are losing their magic. Despite being wearied with age, Ged Sparrowhawk - Archmage, wizard, and dragonlord -- embarks on a daring, treacherous journey, accompanied by Enlad's young Prince Arren, to discover the reasons behind this devastating pattern of loss. Together they will sail to the farthest reaches of their world -- even beyond the realm of death - as they seek to restore magic to a land desperately thirsty for it."Article| Ursula K. LeGuin| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Tehanu
☯ Full Synopsis : "When Sparrowhawk, the Archmage of Earthsea, returns from the dark land stripped of his magic powers, he finds refuge with the aging widow Tenar and a crippled girl child who carries an unknown destiny."Article| Ursula K. Le Guin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Tombs of Atuan
☯ Full Synopsis : "A wizard enters the underground domain of Ahra, high priestess of the Powers of the Earth, in an attempt to steal her palace's greatest treasure."Article| Ursula K. Le Guin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Farthest Shores of Ursula K. Le Guin
☯ Full Synopsis : "An examination of Le Guin's career, from her obscure beginnings in the science fiction magazines to her rapid rise to the top in the 1970's."Article| George Edgar Slusser| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Earthsea
☯ Full Synopsis : ""A superb four-part fantasy, comparable with the work of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, the Earthsea books follow the fortunes of the wizard Ged from his childhood to an age where magic is giving way to evil. As a young dragonlord, Ged, whose use-name is Sparrowhawk, is sent to the island of Roke to learn the true way of magic. A natural magician, Ged becomes an Archmage and helps the High Priestess Tenar escape from the labyrinth of darkness. But as the years pass, true magic and ancient ways are forced to submit to the powers of evil and death ...""Article| Ursula K. Le Guin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : International Who's Who in Poetry 2005
☯ Full Synopsis : "The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes."Article| Europa Publications,| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Fantasy
☯ Full Synopsis : "Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely."Article| Richard Mathews| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ursula K. Le Guin
☯ Full Synopsis : "Examines the major works of the science fiction author, describing her characters, narrative strategies, plot development, literary devices, settings, and significant themes."Article| Susan M. Bernardo, Graham J. Murphy| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : In the Mirror of the Past
☯ Full Synopsis : "These days, we are ever more often confronted by overwhelming events. Searching for a way to understand them, we turn to mythic archetypes still present in our culture. The authors of these essays pose questions about the reliability of the archetypes found in tradition, history, and scattered mythologemes. The essays in this collection deal with the presence of mythic time in modern speculative fiction, such as fantasy and alternate histories, and discuss major mythologemes and their functions in popular literature and extra-literary reality. The authors show how mythopoeic fiction becomes a (genetically) modified mythic mirror in which we hope to see answers to vexing questions, or just a reality superior to the ordinary one. In the Mirror of the Past: Of Fantasy and History is a collection of seven essays by American and Polish authors, including Brian Attebery, Terri Doughty, and Marek Oziewicz, with Mircea Eliade’s concept of “return from history to History” as their underlying theme."Article| Bogdan Trocha, Aleksander Rzyman, Tomasz Ratajczak| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Voices
☯ Full Synopsis : "Ansul was once a peaceful town filled with libraries, schools, and temples. But that was long ago, and the conquerors of this coastal city consider reading and writing to be acts punishable by death. And they believe the Oracle House, where the last few undestroyed books are hidden, is seething with demons. But to seventeen-year-old Memer, the house is the only place where she feels truly safe. Then an Uplands poet named Orrec and his wife, Gry, arrive, and everything in Memer's life begins to change. Will she and the people of Ansul at last be brave enough to rebel against their oppressors?"Article| Ursula K. Le Guin| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Novels by Ursula K. Le Guin
☯ Full Synopsis : "Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 29. Chapters: Earthsea novels, Ekumen novels, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Dispossessed, The Tombs of Atuan, The Left Hand of Darkness, The Lathe of Heaven, Tehanu, City of Illusions, The Word for World Is Forest, The Farthest Shore, The Beginning Place, The Eye of the Heron, Rocannon's World, Always Coming Home, The Other Wind, Planet of Exile, Lavinia, Millennial Women, Malafrena, The Telling, Catwings, Catwings Return, The Catwings Collection. Excerpt: The Left Hand of Darkness is a 1969 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is part of the Hainish Cycle, a series of books by Le Guin all set in the fictional Hainish universe. Harold Bloom wrote in the introduction to his anthology of criticism on the book that "Le Guin, more than Tolkien, has raised fantasy into high literature, for our time." It won the 1969 Nebula and 1970 Hugo awards, and is considered by some to be one of the first major works of feminist science fiction. Plans for a feature film and video game based on the books were announced by Phobos Entertainment Holdings in 2004, but appear to have since stalled. The universe of The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin appears in a series of books, beginning in 1966 with Rocannon's World, her first novel, and running through several of her early works. The series describes the interplanetary expansion started by the first race of humanity on the planet Hain, leading to the formation of the League of All Worlds, and eventually expanding to the eighty-three world collective called the Ekumen. This novel takes place many centuries in the future - no date is given, though the year 4870 has been suggested. An envoy, Genly Ai, is on a planet called Winter ("Gethen" in the language of its own people) to convince the citizens to join the Ekumen. Winter is, as its name indicates, ..."Article| Source Wikipedia| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book critically examines Le Guin's fiction for all ages, and it will be of great interest to her many admirers and to all students and scholars of children's literature."Article| Mike Cadden| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : A Time to Read
☯ Full Synopsis : "In a Time to Read, Mary Ruth K. Wilkinson and her daughter, Heidi Wilkinson Teel, have compiled a helpful guide to children's books. More than bibliography A TIME TO READ also includes essays on the nature of children, families, literature and story--and how these hold together in a Christian life, reflecting Mary Ruth's 30 years' experience teaching a literary and Christian approach to children's books."Article| Mary Ruth Wilkinson, Heidi Wilkinson Teel| Statement ..."