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An Ursula K. Le Guin Bibliography: Non-Fiction, Essays, Book Reviews

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Major Collections

Dancing at the Edge of the World: Thoughts on Words, Women, Places (1989)
Grove, 1989; 1997

Nominated for Hugo Award, 1989, Non-Fiction Book category

The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction, Rev. Ed. (1992)
Edited and with introductions by Susan Wood. Revised edition edited by Ursula K. Le Guin.
1st ed. published G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1979.
Rev ed. published London: Women's Press, 1989.
Rev. ed. reprinted New York: HarperCollins Books, 1992.

Nominated for Hugo Award, 1980, Non-Fiction Book category

Contents of 2d Rev. Ed.:

    Preface to the 1989 Edition
    Introduction by Susan Wood

  1. Le Guin Introduces Le Guin
    A Citizen of Mondath

  2. On Fantasy and Science Fiction
    Why Are Americans Afraid of Dragons?
    Dreams Must Explain Themselves
    National Book Award Acceptance Speech
    The Child and the Shadow
    Myth and Archetype in Science Fiction
    From Elfland to Poughkeepsie
    American SF and The Other
    Science Fiction and Mrs. Brown
    Do-It-Yourself Cosmology

  3. The Book Is What Is Real
    Introduction to Rocannon's World
    Introduction to Planet of Exile
    Introduction to City of Illusions
    Introduction to The Word for World Is Forest
    Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness
    Is Gender Necessary? Redux
    The Staring Eye
    The Modest One
    Introduction to Star Songs of an Old Primate

  4. Telling the Truth
    Introduction to The Altered I (excerpt)
    Talking About Writing
    Escape Routes

  5. Pushing at the Limits
    The Stalin in the Soul
    The Stone Ax and the Muskoxen

    Bibliographic Checklist of the Works of Ursula K. Le Guin, compiled by L. W. Currey

    Intimate Nature: The Bond Between Women and Animals edited by Linda Hogan, Deena Metzger, and Brenda Peterson.
    Collection of philosophical essays on the spiritual kinship of women and animals; includes an essay by Le Guin.

Steering the Craft: Exercises and Discussions on Story Writing for the Lone Navigator or the Mutinous Crew (1988)
1st Ed., 1998: Eighth Mountain Press, Portland, OR (ISBN 0933377460, trade pbk; 0933377469, lib. bdg.) (173 pp.).

Chapbooks and Pamphlets

"From Elfland to Poughkeepsie" (1973 chapbook)
Pendragon Press: June 1973 (ISBN 091401000X)
"Dreams Must Explain Themselves" (1975 chapbook) includes story, essay, speech, and interview
1975 chapbook; Borgo Press: 1983 (ISBn 0893707503)


"Fifteen Vultures, The Strop, and the Old Lady"
© 1972; in Clarion II: An Anthology of Speculative Fiction and Criticism, edited by Robin Scott Wilson (New American Library / Signet: 1972)
An essay on being a writer.

"On Theme"
Accompanying "Nine Lives," in Those Who Can: A Science Fiction Reader, edited by Robin Scott Wilson (1973)

"Talking About Writing"
originally published in The Writer, v. 105 (Dec. 1992), pp. 9-11.

Book Reviews & Introductions

Introduction to November Grass by Judy Van Der Veer (1940; Le Guin's introduction is in 2001 edition)
Introduction to The Diaries of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain (Oxford Univ. Press: 1996 (ISBn 0195101529))

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