Always Coming Home

Always Coming Home Ursula Le Guin S Always Coming Home Is A Major Work Of The Imagination From One Of America S Most Respected Writers Of Science Fiction More Than Five Years In The Making, It Is A Novel Unlike Any Other A Rich And Complex Interweaving Of Story And Fable, Poem, Artwork, And Music, It Totally Immerses The Reader In The Culture Of The Kesh, A Peaceful People Of The Far Future Who Inhabit A Place Called The Valley On The Northern Pacific Coast. This is only book from Ursula Le Guin I didn t enjoy Second read and my opinion remains unchanged so my original reviews will remain unchanged as well This is ethnology book, the fact that it s ethnology of made up civilization in post apocalyptic world doesn t make it less so.Because of that I find it hard to rate this book On one hand there is evident effort to create culture of one entire civilization with it s unique culture poetry, fo
The Millions discusses Always Coming Home The Utopias of Ursula K Le Guin by Kelly Lynn Thomashttps themillions.com 2018 01 ursulAgain, me saying things I m not authorized to say If you ve not read Always Coming Home you ve not really read LeGuin s vision ___________Okay and then so for a few scrambled thoughts and reflections and impressions and way off course remarks.This is, true, only the second Le Guin I ve read It may be the last.Most possibly so because I suspect that this m The Millions discusses Always Coming Home The Utopias of Ursula K Le Guin by Kelly Lynn Thomashttps themillions.com 2018 01 ursulAgain, me saying things I m not authorized to say If you ve not read Always Coming Home you ve not really read LeGuin s vision ___________Okay and then so for a few scrambled thoughts and reflections and impressions and way off course remarks.This is, true, only the second Le Guin I ve read It may be the last.Most possibly so because I suspect that this may be her masterstroke, the iceberg cap, the little tassel on the mortar board swung to the other side upon a stroll cross the stage But don t take it from me.I mean of course specifically in what she has done here with the form of the novel And that s really what s going to hold my interest I ve not caught wind that she s doneor similar elsewhere I m not interested in what she does with genre tropes sci fi and fantasy She may do all that stuff veryvery well but that one other
It is unfortunate but my book reading biorhythms rarely coincide with the books being read by the various groups I belong to here on GR so I missed out on the reading of Always Coming Home that took place in the Always Coming Home group a few months ago I originally read the book nearly 20 years ago, probably in my first year or two of graduate school, and it didn t lodge itself overly much in my conscious but what a difference twenty years makes My latest nonfiction reading has focused on t It is unfortunate but my book reading biorhythms rarely coincide with the books being read by the various groups I belong to here on GR so I missed out on the reading of Always Coming Home that took place in the Always Coming Home group a few months ago I originally read the book nearly 20 years ago, probably in my first year or two of graduate school, and it didn t lodge itself overly much in my conscious but w
A Pitch for GreatnessThis novel seems to be Ursula LeGuin s pitch for credibility and or greatness, not just as a science fiction writer, but as a fully fledged novelist i.e., not confined to any one genre.You have to wonder whether the exhaustive and exhausting effort was worth it, at least partly because I d argue that she had already achieved her goal in 1969 withThe Left Hand of Darkness. My reservations largely relate to the dressings of Post Modernism that crept into the execution A Pitch for GreatnessThis novel seems to be Ursula LeGuin s pitch for credibility and or greatness, not just as a science fiction writer, but as a fully fledged novelist i.e., not confined to any one genre.You have to wonder whether the exhaustive and exhausting effort was worth it, at least partly because I d argue that she had already achieved her goal in 1969 withThe Left Hand of Darkn
There are few books I have read, none of them being fiction until now, that have required such a concerted effort of study on my part to even read through the book If it wasn t Ursula I doubt I would have bothered But it was, and I did, and of course it was well worth the effort.The woman has created an entire culture I don t know when I will have enough time to create an entire culture in my own head and then write a novel about it, but the fact that another woman had the time and did it There are few books I have read, none of them being fiction until now, that have required such a concerted effort of study on my part to even read through the book If it wasn t Ursula I doubt I would have bothered But it was, and I did, and of course it was well worth the effort.The woman has created an entire culture I don t know when I will have enough time to create an entire culture in my own head and then write a novel about it, but the fact that another woman had the time and did it is inspiration by itself.The book is written in little tidbits, a mor
Probably overlooked as an example of one of those Great, Long, Terribly Important Novels But it actually is one, and not in the sense that people can simply claim it from its length and subject matter, but because it really is I haven t read anything recently that so thoroughly challenged my notions of what a novel does, what a novel should do and what it is for, let alone what are appropriate choices in terms of style, genre and form Also it was just enjoyable Not all of it A lot of was di Probably overlooked as an example of one of those Great, Long, Terribly Important Novels But it actually is one, and not in the sense that people can simply claim it from its length and subject matter, but because it really is I haven t read anything recently that so thoroughly challenged my notions of what a novel does, what a novel should do and what it is for, let alone what are appropr
Though the introduction describes this as an archaeology of the future , it s no such matter It s an ETHNOLOGY of part of the future, after the style of the Bureau of American Ethnology Reports, to which LeGuin has no doubt had access for most of her life Most people who read LeGuin s works apparently are unaware that she is the daughter of the famous anthropologist AL Kroeber, and of the writer Theodora Kroeber, both of whom specialized in Northern Alta California AL Kroeber was a friend Though the introduction describes this as an archaeology of the future , it s no such matter It s an ETHNOLOGY of part of the future, after the style of the Bureau of American Ethnology Reports, to which LeGuin has no doubt had access for most of her life Most people who read LeGuin s works apparently are unaware that she is the daughter of the famous anthropologist AL Kroeber, and of the writer Theodora Kroeber, both of whom specialized in Northern Alta California AL Kroeber was a friend of Ishi, last of the Yahi, in his last years
Sort of an exercise in building a low tech society set after our industrial modern age The people of the Valley live a largely peaceful, non hierarchical communal life that prioritizes listening and understanding, and considers being generous synonymous with wealth The poor are those who do not give giving makes one rich It s fascinating, and I loved the ways the world building was woven into Stone Telling s story, and how the world building sections hundreds of pages of an anthropologist s Sort of an exercise in building a low tech society set after our industrial modern age The people of the Valley live a largely peaceful, non hierarchical communal life that prioritizes listening and understanding, and considers being generous synonymous with wealth The poor are those who do not give giving makes one rich It s fascinating, and I loved the ways the world building was woven into Stone Telling s story, a
Why is it Ursula K Le Guin always makes my life as a reader and reviewer difficult Her books can t be nice, straightforward stories no, she has to create lyric, moving pieces of experimental literature that transcend our ordinary definitions of form and genre I have a problem with Always Coming Home, but that problem is entirely independent of the book itself It is, rather, a result of me and my particular biases and hang ups.I can t help it I love novels.I know that, as far as literature g Why is it Ursula K Le Guin always makes my life as a reader and reviewer difficult Her books can t be nice, straightforward stories no, she has to create lyric, moving pieces of experimental literature that transcend our ordinary definitions of
I expected to take a long time over Always Coming Home In a way, I wish I had there s a lot in it, and a lot to reward a slower, careful reading this time I went plunging through it for the narrative, such as it was, enjoying the layers of understanding that came to me, imagining and figuring out what I didn t know I didn t read the Back of the Book section, this time another time, I think I will I just wanted to fly through it, this time, total immersion in a culture that does not exi I expected to take a long time over Always Coming Home In a way, I wish I had there s a lot in it, and a lot to reward a slower, careful reading this time I went plunging through it for the narrative, such as it was, enjoying the layers of understanding that came to me, imagining and figuring out what I didn t know I didn t read the Back of the Book section, this time another time, I think I will I just wanted to fly through it, this time, total immersion in a culture that does not exist.Always Coming Home is a collection of stories, of fake histories, of poems and plays and things that do not neatly fit into our genres, belonging to a culture that does not exist The first note says it best, The people in this book might be going to have lived a long, long time from now in Northern Carolina It seems to be the story almost of the Native peoples, and the

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  • Paperback
  • 542 pages
  • Always Coming Home
  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 0553262807