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Ursula Le Guin, the much-honored author of 16 novels, 80 short stories, 10 books for children, several volumes of poetry, and numerous screenplays once again demonstrates her virtuosity and versatility in this superb collection of short stories. Written over a span of 12 years, and previously published in such prestigious publications as The New Yorker, Harpers, Omni, and Playboy, these stories are connected in the way they approach reality while diffusing the traditional boundaries of realism, magical realism, and surrealism. In each, Le Guin finds the detail that reveals the strange in everyday life, or the unexpected depths of an ordinary person. Written with wit, zest, and a passionate sense of human frailty and toughness, Unlocking the Air and Other Stories is superb fiction by a beloved storyteller at the height of her power.

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Superbly written tales by a beloved storyteller at the height of her power, this stunning collection of mainstream fiction is, in Le Guin's own words, "explorations of the mysteries of name and time and ordinary living and ordinary pain".

Synopsis:

This collection of mainstream stories, written from the early eighties to the mid-nineties, is a stunning example of the virtuosity of the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin. Diffusing the traditional boundaries of realism, magical realism, and surrealism, Le Guin finds the detail that reveals the strange in everyday life, or the unexpected depths of an ordinary person. Written with wit, zest, and a passionate sense of human frailty and toughness, Unlocking the Air is superb fiction by a beloved storyteller at the height of her power.

About the Author

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, five volumes of poetry, ten books for children, and eighteen novels. Her Earthsea books have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Table of Contents

  1. Half past four
  2. The professor's houses
  3. Ruby on the 67
  4. Limberlost
  5. The creatures on my mind
  6. Standing ground
  7. the spoons in the basement
  8. Sunday in summer in Seatown
  9. In the drought
  10. Ether, OR
  11. Unlocking ther air
  12. A child bride
  13. Climbing to the moon
  14. Daddy's big girl
  15. Findings
  16. Olders
  17. The wise woman
  18. The poacher.

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fradkin, March 8, 2007 (view all comments by fradkin)
Thus far having read only the first story, I'm already intrigued and confused. Relationships and time seem to slip and slide from one moment/person to another. "Be here now" comes to mind in the end as simple joy in small wonders supercedes the who, why, when we normally cling to.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060928032
Author:
Le Guin, Ursula K.
Publisher:
William Morrow & Company
Author:
by Ursula K. Le Guin
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
1628
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.89 in 14.24 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Superbly written tales by a beloved storyteller at the height of her power, this stunning collection of mainstream fiction is, in Le Guin's own words, "explorations of the mysteries of name and time and ordinary living and ordinary pain".

"Synopsis" by , This collection of mainstream stories, written from the early eighties to the mid-nineties, is a stunning example of the virtuosity of the legendary Ursula K. Le Guin. Diffusing the traditional boundaries of realism, magical realism, and surrealism, Le Guin finds the detail that reveals the strange in everyday life, or the unexpected depths of an ordinary person. Written with wit, zest, and a passionate sense of human frailty and toughness, Unlocking the Air is superb fiction by a beloved storyteller at the height of her power.
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