23380RE: [mythsoc] Attention, fans of Ursula K. Le Guin!
- Oct 17, 2012
I’ll bite. I first read The Wizard of Earthsea when I was about 15 (after Tolkien, but close to that same period), and immediately connected with Ged. I already had a budding interest in languages, and loved Le Guin’s emphasis upon the true names of things. I read the other Earthsea books after that, and have them on my list of titles I go back to when I need a familiar book to keep me company.
Alana mentioned Le Guin’s story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas.” Last month I did a library instruction session for an English class on short stories, and I was thrilled that the professor wanted me to use it as an example when searching for secondary criticism—any excuse to teach a little Le Guin!
Attention, fans of Ursula K. Le Guin, Earthsea, and free stuff! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Simon & Schuster have worked together to produce a brand new set of all six Earthsea books with beautiful new art and packaging. Thanks to their k
indness, we have a set to give away to a fan. For the next 24 hours, leave a reply here to enter the random drawing. Tell us what you like about Le Guin and/or Earthsea, leave a reminiscence about the first time you read her books, or whatever else you might like to share. We'll take the names of everyone who leaves a comment on this thread by 12:00 PM PST Thursday, October 18, and randomly pick a winner. Good luck!
See the new set here:
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