ᅢ Reading ో No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters quotes ᆪ Book By Ursula K Le Guin ሉ

ᅢ Reading ో No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters quotes ᆪ Book By Ursula K Le Guin ሉ Praise for NO TIME TO SPARELonglisted for the PEN Diamonstein Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay ATimeOutBookto Cozy Up to This December A Real Simple Best Book to Read in December A Bustle Best Book to Read in December One of Southern Livings Unputdownable Readsto Curl Up with in December AHarpers BazaarBest New Bookto Read in December A Most Anticipated Title of the Fall from Vulture A Book Riot Must Read Book forDecemberThis delightful book is inquisitive and stroppily opinionated in equal measure In even these miscellanies, composed in Le Guins off hours, the sentences are perfectly balanced and the language chosen with care After all, she writes, Words are my mattermy stuff And its through their infinite arrangements that Ms Le Guins extraordinary imaginary worlds have been built and shared Wall Street Journal There are shades of Adrienne Rich her At the end of No Time to Spare, having enjoyed all the Annals of Pard and the Steinbeck anecdotes, the stories about the Oregon desert and the musings on belief, all I could think was I want Le Guin to keep going, on and on I want to read Michelle Dean, Los Angeles Times No Time to Spare, deriving from Le Guins online essays, covers just about anything that crosses her mind, from lit bizto cats to the Oregon landscape Might there be truth to the commonplace that science fiction writers are prophets A year ago I argued that Le Guin deserved a Nobel Prize in literature In factwhat a fantasy she ought to be running the country Washington Post In No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters, Le Guin shows that elders have plenty to teach She finds inspiration in the everyday and makes it sparkle with her prose In step with her legacy, she challenges us to reconsider what we automatically accept No Time to Spare will leave readers hoping that Le Guin is given a bit time to share her observationson aging, art, our worldand to remind us of things we mustnt forget Newsday No Time to Spare is erudite, witty and wise even in pieces about her cat, or about answering fan mail, Le Guin makes the reader continually conscious of the ways that her age is a part of her life That subtle coherence gives the book a special feeling, to borrow her words a steady, luminous ethical focus Deep down there that is where Le Guin has taken readers for decade after decade, and where, these essays show, she is capable of taking them still Chicago Tribune Le Guins new book, No Time to Spare feels like the surprising and satisfying culmination to a career in other literary forms Even in the familiar relationship of an old woman and her cat, Le Guin finds an ambit for challenging moral insight and matter for an inquisitiveness that probes the deep time of evolution Blogs may not be novels, but a blog by Le Guin is no ordinary blog, either It is a comfort to know, as reality seems to grow claustrophobic and inescapable, that she remains at her desk, busily subverting our world New Republic The you re read this collection of blog posts by science fiction Grandmaster Le Guin, the youre convinced of Oliver Wendell Holmess quip that for the true thinker, nothing is trivial No Time to Spare is delivered in the core drilling, clear, thoughtful language of somebody whos been crafting English for than half a centurybut the entries on the craft of writing itself are, perhaps predictably, the best things in the book Christian Science Monitor Le Guins clever observations and sharp, nimble prose provide a window into the interior life of the award winning novelist Harpers Bazaar No Time to Spare touches on everything from feminism to swear words in fiction Each entry is filled with warmth, insight, and humor.Real Simple An altogether fantastic collectionNo Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters is a magnificent read in its tessellated totality Brain Pickings Le Guin is a natural storyteller, and these snippets from her life are inarguably delightful She is certainly a lioness in winter here, as focused as she has ever been on the things that matter most to her Old age is not for the young, she positsand it is a slogan not intended as complaint, but rallying cry Spend a little time with octogenarian Ursula K Le Guin, and the prospect of growing old becomes a bit less daunting BookPage Le Guin is eight eight and shows no sign of slowing down in this essay collection, dispensing serious wisdom about our world, politics, literature, aging, and Book Riot Reading the latest book from Portland writerUrsula K Le Guin is a bit like having a one way conversation with a funny, cranky, keen eyed old friend Even when you want to quibble with her, Le Guin keeps you thoroughly engaged It can be fun It can be startling It can get your back up As you might expect from an author whose career has been devoted to imagining alternative worlds in close detail, she has a knack for stepping back from life on Earth and seeing it for the strange thing it is Oregonian Rife with insight and humor Columbus Dispatch Adelightfully random bouquet ofmusings onaging, writing, themoral character oftheUnited States, Homer, hercatPard, andeverything inbetween FollowingLe Guins penetrating mind asshethinks aboutthe problems ofourworld andpuzzles oflanguage makesNoTimetoSparea thanworthwhile read forfans andnewreaders alike The Riveter Le Guin is a thoughtful and careful writer, and so her opinions are thoughtfully and carefully organized She knows what she thinks, and she writes so well that youll want to return to these candid essays like returning to an older, wiser friend Omnivoracious No Time to Spare presents the best of Le Guins blog sharp eyed, big hearted, idiosyncratic and highly enjoyable Both Le Guins eye for detail and her dry wit are on full display here Readers will find much to think about in this wise and eloquent collection.Shelf Awareness To Le Guin what truly matters are the words she thinks about, rigorous in her examination Her expression of these thoughts reads like mini essays than blog posts and invite close reading, which always reaps rich rewards, the true gift of this lovely book Booklist Spirited, wry reflections on aging, literature, and Americas moral life An entertaining collection Thoughtful musings from a deft and sharply insightful writer.Kirkus Reviews Short, punchy, and canny meditations on aging, literature, and cats Le Guin offers her many fans a chance to share her clear eyed experience of the everyday Publishers WeeklyPraise for Ursula K Le Guin There is no better spirit in all of American letters than that of Ursula Le Guin Choire Sicha, Slate As a deviser of worlds, as a literary stylist, as a social critic and as a storyteller, Le Guin has no peer From the time of her first published work in the mid 1960s, she began to push against the confines of science fiction, bringing to bear an anthropologists acute eye for large social textures and mythic structures, a fierce egalitarianism and a remarkable gift of language, without ever renouncing the sense of wonder and the spirit of play inherent in her genre of origin MichaelChabon One of the most original imaginations ever to grace American letters Through decades and scores of books, the genre Le Guin made her own has itself grown upwriters from David Mitchell to Salman Rushdie have walked through the door Le Guin opened To sit and talk with Le Guin is to engage a powerful mind that has responded to ideological entrapments or career bumps by carpentering a new space for itself She is brisk and funny, but unsparing when asked to comment on something which, in her mind, does not measure up She shows that stories that stand the test of time can come from something as simple as fellowship like a family, like an extraordinary body of work, like a house built from a kit, standing proudly on a hill, than a hundred years later John Freeman, Boston Globe Le Guin, of course, has long been one of our most powerful writers of conscience David L Ulin,Los Angeles Times Its hard to think of another living authorwho has written so well for so long in so many styles as Ursula K Le Guin Scott Timber, Salon She never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is Margaret Atwood Ursula K Le Guins prose breathes light and intelligence She can lift fiction to the level of poetry and compress it to the density of allegory Jonathan Lethem There is no writer with an imagination as forceful and delicate as Le Guins Grace Paley Le Guin is a writer of enormous intelligence and wit, a master storyteller with the humor and force of a Twain She creates stories for everyone from New Yorker literati to the hardest audience, children She remakes every genre she uses Sarah Smith,Boston Globe Le Guin is frequently referred to as the best of for all manner of thingslike best fantasy writer, best science fiction writer, best female writerall of which is silly, as she both defies and accepts all categorization Her influence on generations of readers and writers, from George R R Martin to Jennifer Egan to David Mitchell, is as evident as it is impossible to overstate Admired for her quiet daring, her structures, and her inventions, most of all she is revered for her sentences Choire Sicha,Interview MagazineURSULA K LE GUIN was born in Berkeley, California, in 1929, and passed away in Portland, Oregon, in 2018 She published over sixty books of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, childrens literature, and translation She was the recipient of a National Book Award, six Hugo and five Nebula awards, and was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

  • 4.4
  • 6876
  • Hardcover
  • B01MXXZYJ4
  • No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters

  • Ursula K Le Guin
  • English
  • 27 January 2017
  • 241 pages

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