Ursula K. Le Guin Biography

Ursula K. Le Guin, Writer
Born asUrsula Kroeber Le Guin
Occup.Writer
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BornOctober 21, 1929
Berkeley, California, United States
Age94 years
Ursula Kroeber Le Guin is an American writer. She is the daughter of anthropologist Alfred L. Kroeber as well as writer Theodora Kroeber. Le Guin studied at Radcliffe College and Columbia University.

Le Guin has mostly been energetic in the categories of dream and also sci-fi, yet she has actually additionally composed poetry, kids's books, essays and fiction beyond those genres. Le Guin has actually won numerous prominent awards including a variety of Hugo-and Nebula- costs.

Normal of Le Guin's tales is a focus on the personalities as well as the social elements of their setting. She has in her work consist of checking out Taoist, anarchist, feminist, psychological and also social motifs. She is popular for its outstanding language handling.

Amongst her best known works are dream publications of Earthsea, an archipelago-like globe where the visitor can follow the wizard Geds outside and inner travel in an universe where magic origin as well as origin of points is to know truth name. The series was long a trilogy, but has actually considering that increased to numerous books. Much of her sci-fi is a loosely coherent series of short stories as well as novels set in the universe Hains, likewise called Ekumen. They should not be considered as a series in the stringent sense, given that each publication is independent. Much focus likewise outside the sci-fi circles, she has received for his unique Shevek (The Dispossessed) showing an anarchist people on a barren planet and also Darkness left hand (The Left Hand of Darkness) that describes the planet Winter in which humans during restricted periods at the same time enters either man or female sex and also the only prospective sexual beings.

The line in between sci-fi, dream and "regular" fiction is not constantly very easy to pull in terms of Ursula K. Le Guin. Koyot-woman beings and also various other pets are moving in a mytvärld affected by Indian society. This mytvärld is also a big part of Always getting back (not equated right into Swedish), but this publication takes place in a fairly low-tech future when our civilization is long gone.

Our collection contains 31 quotes who is written / told by Ursula, under the main topic Imagination.

Related authors: Alfred L. Kroeber (Scientist)

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31 Famous quotes by Ursula K. Le Guin

Small: If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic
"If science fiction is the mythology of modern technology, then its myth is tragic"
Small: Love does not just sit there, like a stone it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new
"Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new"
Small: If you want your writing to be taken seriously, dont marry and have kids, and above all, dont die. But
"If you want your writing to be taken seriously, don't marry and have kids, and above all, don't die. But if you have to die, commit suicide. They approve of that"
Small: The unread story is not a story it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it
"The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story"
Small: The creative adult is the child who has survived
"The creative adult is the child who has survived"
Small: It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope
"It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope"
Small: Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development
"Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development"
Small: Theres a good deal in common between the minds eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too
"There's a good deal in common between the mind's eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams"
Small: If you see a whole thing - it seems that its always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a worlds
"If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern"
Small: My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool it gives me all the world and exiles me from it
"My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all the world and exiles me from it"
Small: It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say mus
"It had never occurred to me before that music and thinking are so much alike. In fact you could say music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music"
Small: It is good to have an end to journey towards but it is the journey that matters in the end
"It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end"
Small: When action grows unprofitable, gather information when information grows unprofitable, sleep
"When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep"
Small: Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not
"Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not"
Small: He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral
"He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral"
Small: We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change.
"We are volcanoes. When we women offer our experience as our truth, as human truth, all the maps change. There are new mountains"
Small: To oppose something is to maintain it
"To oppose something is to maintain it"
Small: There are no right answers to wrong questions
"There are no right answers to wrong questions"
Small: The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so
"The children of the revolution are always ungrateful, and the revolution must be grateful that it is so"
Small: As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achi
"As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope"
Small: The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women
"The power of the harasser, the abuser, the rapist depends above all on the silence of women"
Small: I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up
"I doubt that the imagination can be suppressed. If you truly eradicated it in a child, he would grow up to be an eggplant"
Small: Love doesnt just sit there, like a stone it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new
"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone; it has to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new"
Small: In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the t
"In so far as one denies what is, one is possessed by what is not, the compulsions, the fantasies, the terrors that flock to fill the void"
Small: The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes n
"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty: not knowing what comes next"
Small: I certainly wasnt happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given wa
"I certainly wasn't happy. Happiness has to do with reason, and only reason earns it. What I was given was the thing you can't earn, and can't keep, and often don't even recognize at the time; I mean joy"
Small: What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
"What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?"
Small: To light a candle is to cast a shadow
"To light a candle is to cast a shadow"
Small: The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty not knowing what comes ne
"The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next"
Small: The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself
"The only questions that really matter are the ones you ask yourself"
Small: It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end
"It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end"