Words Are My Matter: Writings about Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer�s Week

Ursula K. Le Guin (Author) Laural Merlington (Narrated by)
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Words Are My Matter gathers talks, essays, introductions to beloved books, and book reviews by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of our foremost public literary intellectuals. A must-listen collection, Words Are My Matter is a manual for investigating the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction-and, through the lens of deep considerations of contemporary writing, a way of exploring the world we are all living in. "We need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximize corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship." * Le Guin is one of those authors, and this is another of her moments. She has published more than sixty books ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children's books to poetry, and has received many lifetime achievement awards, including the Library of Congress Living Legends award. * From "Freedom," a speech in acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Product Details

Price
$42.99  $39.55
Publisher
Tantor Audio
Publish Date
February 20, 2018
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.0 X 5.4 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781541418479
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About the Author

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2014, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, and PEN/Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories.

Laural Merlington has recorded well over one hundred audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards, including one for Never Say Die by Susan Jacoby.

Reviews

"What she says of poetry�'Its primary job is simply to find the words that give it its right, true shape'�might well be said of all the shapely pieces in this generous, edifying, and invaluable collection." ---Booklist Starred Review