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Recenzii de literatura science fiction, fantasy si horror

Un articol despre Ursula K Le Guin este aproape de prisos; ce mai poti spune despre un autor care a castigat de cinci ori premiul Hugo, de sase ori Nebula si de nouasprezece ori Locus? Pe de alta parte, de fiecare data cand am recenzat un roman, am inclus si cate un articol despre autor, astfel incat cititorii mei sa aiba cel putin un minim de informatie, asa ca asa voi face si acum.

Ursula Kroeber s-a nascut in 1929 ca fiica a antropologului Alfred Kroeber si a scriitoarei Theodora Kroeber. A terminat Liceul din Berkley, colega cu un alt monstru sacru al literaturii science fiction, Philip K. Dick. In 1951 a absolvit cursurile universitatii Radcliffe, iar in 1952 cursurile masterale ale universtitatii Columbia. A plecat apoi sa studieze in Franta, unde l-a cunoscut pe istoricul Charles Le Guin, cu care s-a si casatorit in 1953. Din 1958, traieste in Portland Oregon

Primele doua romane: Rocannon's World si Planet of Exile le publica in 1966, urmate de alte 39 de romane, 25 de culegeri de povestiri si nuvele si 13 volume de versuri. A scris literatura science fiction, fantasy dar si non-fictionala, fiecare opera bucuranduse atat de aprecierile criticilor, cat si ale fanilor.

In cartile sale, Ursula K Le Guin se foloseste de cunostintele sale solide de antropologie, sociologie si psihologie pentru a analiza evolutia unor structuri sociale, modele culturale, sau pur si simplu a unor tipologii de caracter. Influenta pe care rasa, sexualitatea, religia sau casta o are asupra dezvoltarii personajului este intotdeauna vizibila, desi nu intotdeauna explicata; o alta tema importanta este cea a contactului intre civilizatii, a neincrederii si sovinismului.

Bibliografie:

Fictiune

Earthsea

Romane

  • A Wizard of Earthsea, 1968
  • The Tombs of Atuan, 1971
  • The Farthest Shore, 1973
  • Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea, 1990
  • The Other Wind, 2001
Proza scurta
  • "The Word of Unbinding", 1975
  • "The Rule of Names", 1975
  • "Tales from Earthsea", 2001
Hainish

Romane
  • Rocannon's World, 1966
  • Planet of Exile, 1966
  • City of Illusions, 1967
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, 1969
  • The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia, 1974
  • The Word for World is Forest, 1976
  • Four Ways to Forgiveness, 1995
  • Worlds of Exile and Illusion, 1996
  • The Telling, 2000
Proza scurta
  • Dowry of the Angyar, 1964
  • Winter's King, 1969
  • Vaster Than Empires and More Slow, 1971
  • The Day Before the Revolution, 1974
  • The Shobies' Story, 1990
  • Dancing to Ganam, 1993
  • Another Story OR A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, 1994
  • The Matter of Seggri, 1994
  • Unchosen Love, 1994
  • Solitude, 1994
  • Coming of Age in Karhide, 1995
  • Mountain Ways, 1996
  • Old Music and the Slave Women, 1999
Poezii si povesti din Orsinia
  • Folksong from the Montayna Province, 1959
  • Orsinian Tales, 1976
  • The Diary of the Rose, 1976
  • Malafrena, 1979
  • Two Delays on the Northern Line, 1979
  • Unlocking the Air, 1996
Alte romane
  • The Lathe of Heaven, 1971
  • The Eye of the Heron, 1978
  • The Beginning Place, 1980
  • Always Coming Home, 1985
  • Lavinia, 2008
Colectii de proza scurta
  • The Wind's Twelve Quarters, 1975
  • The Compass Rose, 1982
  • Buffalo Gals, and Other Animal Presences, 1987
  • Searoad, 1991
  • A Fisherman of the Inland Sea, 1994
  • Unlocking the Air and Other Stories, 1996
  • The Birthday of the World, 2002,
  • Changing Planes, 2003,
  • The Wild Girls, 2011,

Volume de versuri

  • Wild Angels, 1974
  • Hard Words, 1981
  • Wild Oats and Fireweed, 1988
  • Blue Moon over Thurman Street, 1993
  • Going out with Peacocks,
  • Sixty Odd, 1999
  • Out Here: Poems and Images from Steens Mountain Country , 2010

Carti pentru copii si tineri

Catwings
  • Catwings, 1988
  • Catwings Return, 1989
  • Wonderful Alexander and the Catwings, 1994
  • Jane on her Own, 1999
Annals of the Western Shore
  • Gifts, 2004
  • Voices, 2006
  • Powers, 2007
Alte titluri
  • Very Far Away from Anywhere Else, 1976,
  • Leese Webster, 1979,
  • The Adventure of Cobbler's Rune, 1983,
  • Solomon Leviathan's Nine Hundred and Thirty-First Trip Around the World, 1984,
  • A Visit from Dr. Katz, 1988,
  • Fire and Stone, 1989,
  • Fish Soup, 1992,
  • A Ride on the Red Mare's Back, 1992,
  • Tom Mouse, 2002,
  • Cat Dreams, 2009,

Non-fictiune

  • From Elfland to Poughkeepsie,1973
  • The Language of the Night, 1979
  • Dancing at the Edge of the World, 1989
  • Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Mariner and the Mutinous Crew, 1998
  • The Wave in the Mind, 2004
  • Cheek by Jowl, 2009
 
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