From Broadway Books in Portland, OR:
Since declaring 2022 The Year of Reading Ursula K. Le Guin, we’ve amassed a grand selection of the author’s books. Le Guin wrote across many genres—science fiction, fantasy, short stories, essays, poetry, books on writing, and books for children.
Curious where to start? We’ll reserve space in each newsletter to highlight one of Le Guin’s books.
This month’s feature: Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places is a classic collection of essays exploring the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibility. “I have decided that the trouble with print is, it never changes its mind,” writes Le Guin in her introduction to Dancing at the Edge of the World. This work is Le Guin at her best: strong, supple, disciplined, playful, ranging over the whole field of its concerns, from modern literature to menopause, utopian thought to rodeos, with eloquence, wit, and precision that makes for exhilarating reading.