The Resource Always coming home, Ursula K. LeGuin ; Brian Attebery, editor

Always coming home, Ursula K. LeGuin ; Brian Attebery, editor

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Always coming home
Title
Always coming home
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Ursula K. LeGuin ; Brian Attebery, editor
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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 Always Coming Home, 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, Dangerous People. 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 The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed. Always Coming Home 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 the Kesh novel 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."
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1929-2018
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Le Guin, Ursula K.
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E42
LC item number
A79 2019
Literary form
novels
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1951-
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Attebery, Brian
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The Library of America ;
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  • Human beings
  • Anthropology
  • Anthropology
  • Human beings
  • California, Northern
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Always coming home, Ursula K. LeGuin ; Brian Attebery, editor
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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
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Author's expanded edition.
Extent
826 pages
Isbn
9781598536034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)1035459503
  • (YBP)ybp15348102
Label
Always coming home, Ursula K. LeGuin ; Brian Attebery, editor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Author's expanded edition.
Extent
826 pages
Isbn
9781598536034
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1035459503
  • (YBP)ybp15348102

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