Orsinian Tales

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HarperCollins, Jun 4, 1991 - Fiction - 224 pages
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The universal need for human freedom and love and the horrors of government oppression are recurring themes in this collected short fiction

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User Review  - DanielAlgara - LibraryThing

Le Guin is an acquired taste as it is. These stories while wonderfully written were no so wonderfully conceived. They do not have holes, nor do they posses hokey narrative devices that weigh down the ... Read full review

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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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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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