The Unreal And The Real: The Selected Short Stories Of Ursula K. Le Guin

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The Unreal And The Real: The Selected Short Stories Of Ursula K. Le Guin

The Unreal And The Real: The Selected Short Stories Of Ursula K. Le Guin

A collection of short stories by the legendary and iconic Ursula K. Le Guin-selected with an introduction by the author, and combined in one volume for the first time.The Unreal and the Real is a collection of some of Ursula K. Le Guin?s best short stories. She has won multiple prizes and accolades from the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters to the Newbery Honor, the Nebula, Hugo, World Fantasy, and PEN/Malamud Awards. She has had her work collected over the years, but this is the first short story volume combining a full range of her work.Stories include: -Brothers and Sisters -A Week in the Country -Unlocking the Air -Imaginary Countries -The Diary of the Rose -Direction of the Road -The White Donkey -Gwilan?s Harp -May?s Lion -Buffalo Gals, Won?t You Come Out Tonight -Horse Camp -The Water Is Wide -The Lost Children -Texts -Sleepwalkers -Hand, Cup, Shell -Ether, Or -Half Past Four -The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas -Semely?s Necklace -Nine Lives -Mazes -The First Contact with the Gorgonids -The Shobies? Story -Betrayals -The Matter of Seggri -Solitude -The Wild Girls -The Flyers of Gy -The Silence of the Asonu -The Ascent of the North Face -The Author of the Acacia Seeds -The Wife?s Story -The Rule of Names -Small Change -The Poacher -Sur -She Unnames Them -The Jar of WaterAbout the AuthorUrsula K. Le Guin (1929-2018) 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 the Hugo, Nebula, Endeavor, Locus, Tiptree, Sturgeon, PEN-Malamud, and National Book Award and the Pushcart and Janet Heidinger Kafka prizes, among others. In recent years she has received lifetime achievement awards from World Fantasy Awards,Los Angeles Times, Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association, and Willamette Writers, as well as the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Grand Master Award and the Library of Congress Living Legends award. Le Guin was the recipient of the Association for Library Service to Children?s May Hill Arbuthnot Honor Lecture Award and the Margaret Edwards Award. Her recent publications include the novelLavinia,Words Are My Matter, an essay collection, andFinding My Elegy, New and Selected Poems. Her website is ?Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.The Unreal and the RealBROTHERSANDSISTERSTHE INJURED QUARRIER LAY ON a high hospital bed. He had not recovered consciousness. His silence was grand and oppressive; his body under the sheet that dropped in stiff folds, his face were as indifferent as stone. The mother, as if challenged by that silence and indifference, spoke loudly: ?What did you do it for? Do you want to die before I do? Look at him, look at him, my beauty, my hawk, my river, my son!? Her sorrow boasted of itself. She rose to the occasion like a lark to the morning. His silence and her outcry meant the same thing: the unendurable made welcome. The younger son stood listening. They bore him down with their grief as large as life. Unconscious, heedless, broken like a piece of chalk, that body, his brother, bore him down with the weight of the flesh, and he wanted to run away, to save himself.The man who had been saved stood beside him, a little stooped fellow, middle-aged, limestone dust white in his knuckles. He too was borne down. ?He saved my life,? he said to Stefan, gaping, wanting an explanation. His voice was the flat toneless voice of the deaf.?He would,? Stefan said. ?That?s what he?d do.?He left the hospital to get his lunch. Everybody asked him about his brother. ?He?ll live,? Stefan said. He went to the White Lion for lunch, drank too much. ?Crippled? Him? Kostant? So he got a couple of tons of rock in the face, it won?t hurt him, he?s made of the stuff. He wasn?t born, he was quarried out.? They laughed at him as usu

Specification of The Unreal And The Real: The Selected Short Stories Of Ursula K. Le Guin

AuthorLe Guin, Ursula K.
Edition1st Edition
PublisherGallery / Saga Press
Publication Year18-10-2016
Height6 inch.
Length2.2 inch.
Width9 inch.
Weight2.05 pounds.

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