Orsinian Tales

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HarperCollins, Jun 4, 1991 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Orsinia ... a land of medieval forests, stonewalled cities, and railways reaching into the mountains where the old gods dwell. A country where life is harsh, dreams are gentle, and people feel torn by powerful forces and fight to remain whole. In this enchanting collection, Ursula K. Le Guin brings to mainstream fiction the same compelling mastery of word and deed, of story and character, of violence and love, that has won her the Pushcart Prize, and the Kafka and National Book Awards.

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excellently written short stories and prose! - Goodreads
And she can spin a good yarn. - Goodreads
Even when she is writing mainstream fiction :) - Goodreads

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User Review  - themulhern - LibraryThing

I did not want to finish this book. Generally speaking I don't enjoy the short story form. The Sherlock Holmes stories are the exception; but they are episodes in a longer story. These are episodes in ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeremy Fishman - Goodreads

Her imagery! Her world-building! She is truly a master. Although some of the stories with the whole "love will conquer all" theme clashes with her pragmatic realism. Read full review

About the author (1991)

Ursula K. Le Guin is the author of more than one hundred short stories, two collections of essays, four volumes of poetry, and nineteen novels. Her best-known fantasy works, the Earthsea books, have sold millions of copies in America and England, and have been translated into sixteen languages. Her first major work of science fiction, The Left Hand of Darkness, is considered epochmaking in the field because of its radical investigation of gender roles and its moral and literary complexity.

Three of Le Guin's books have been finalists for the American Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, and among the many honors her writing has received are the National Book Award, five Hugo Awards, five Nebula Awards, the Kafka Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Harold D. Vursell Award of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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