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The Resource Always coming home, Ursula K. Le Guin ; Brian Attebery, editor ; artist: Margaret Chodos-Irvine

Always coming home, Ursula K. Le Guin ; Brian Attebery, editor ; artist: Margaret Chodos-Irvine

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Always coming home
Title
Always coming home
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Ursula K. Le Guin ; Brian Attebery, editor ; artist: Margaret Chodos-Irvine
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eng
Summary
A master builder of faraway, fantastic worlds, Ursula K. Le Guin, at mid-career, found in her native California the inspiration for what was to be her greatest literary construction: nothing less than an entire ethnography of a future society, the Kesh, living in a post-apocalyptic Napa Valley. This Library of America edition of her 1985 classic <i>Always Coming Home</i>, prepared in close consultation with the author, features new material added by Le Guin just before her death, including for the first time the complete text of the novella-within-the-novel, <i>Dangerous People</i>. Survivors of an ecological catastrophe brought on by heedless industrialization, the Kesh live in hard-won balance with their environment and between genders. Le Guin meditates here more deeply and more personally on themes explored earlier in <i>The Left Hand of Darkness</i> and <i>The Dispossessed</i>. <i>Always Coming Home</i> is comprised of "translations" of a wide array of Kesh writings: a three-part narrative by a woman named Stone Telling recounting her travels beyond the Valley, where she lives with the mysterious, patriarchal Condor people; 'Chapter 2' of a novel by the brilliant Kesh writer Wordriver, in which a woman's disappearance reveals hidden tensions within and beyond her clan; poems; folk tales for adults and children; verse dramas; recipes; even an alphabet and glossary of the Kesh language. To this extraordinary architecture, Le Guin has added a special section of new material, including the two 'missing' chapters of Wordriver's Dangerous People, newly discovered poetry and meditations of the Kesh people, and a guide to their syntax. With evocative illustrations by artist Margaret Chodos-Irvine, and Le Guin's own hand-drawn maps, the cumulative effect is, in the words of Samuel R. Delany, 'Le Guin's most consistently lyric and luminous book.'" --Adapted from jacket
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YDX
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1929-2018
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Le Guin, Ursula K.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E42
LC item number
A79 2019
Literary form
fiction
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1951-
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  • Chodos-Irvine, Margaret
  • Attebery, Brian
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
315
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  • Anthropology
  • Speculative fiction
  • Napa Valley (Calif.)
  • California
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
  • FICTION / Visionary & Metaphysical
Label
Always coming home, Ursula K. Le Guin ; Brian Attebery, editor ; artist: Margaret Chodos-Irvine
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Copyright
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Includes bibliographical references
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Always coming home -- Pandora revisits the Kesh and comes back with new texts (Le Guin's expanded material, 2017): Dangerous people (complete novel) -- Some Kesh meditations -- Blood Lodge songs -- Kesh syntax -- Other writing related to Always coming home. May's lion ; Navna: The river-running, by Intrumo of Sinshan -- Essays. World-making -- A non-Euclidean view of California as a cold place to be -- The carrier bag theory of fiction -- Text, silence, performance -- Legends for a new land -- The making of Always coming home -- Indian uncles -- Chronology -- Notes on the texts -- Notes
Control code
on1035459503
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Author's expanded edition.
Extent
826 pages
Isbn
9781598536034
Lccn
2018952816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035459503
Label
Always coming home, Ursula K. Le Guin ; Brian Attebery, editor ; artist: Margaret Chodos-Irvine
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Always coming home -- Pandora revisits the Kesh and comes back with new texts (Le Guin's expanded material, 2017): Dangerous people (complete novel) -- Some Kesh meditations -- Blood Lodge songs -- Kesh syntax -- Other writing related to Always coming home. May's lion ; Navna: The river-running, by Intrumo of Sinshan -- Essays. World-making -- A non-Euclidean view of California as a cold place to be -- The carrier bag theory of fiction -- Text, silence, performance -- Legends for a new land -- The making of Always coming home -- Indian uncles -- Chronology -- Notes on the texts -- Notes
Control code
on1035459503
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Author's expanded edition.
Extent
826 pages
Isbn
9781598536034
Lccn
2018952816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1035459503

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