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Published by UMI Research Press in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English



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  • Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929- -- Knowledge -- Psychology.,
  • Women and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.,
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature.,
  • Psychoanalysis and literature -- United States.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Bernard Selinger.
SeriesStudies in speculative fiction ;, no. 16
LC ClassificationsPS3562.E42 Z88 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination183 p. ;
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2389959M
ISBN 10083571831X
LC Control Number87019215

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In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton Collections, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery's Norton Book of Science Fiction provides the first truly comprehensive and coherent look at the best of contemporary science fiction.. Successfully used at over one hundred schools nationwide, these sixty-seven stories offer compelling evidence that science fiction is a source of the most Reviews: Le Guin and the Future of Science-Fiction Criticism Bernard Selinger. Le Guin and Identity in Contemporary Fiction. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, pp. $ Elizabeth Cummins. Understanding Ursula K. Le Guin. Columbia: South Carolina UP, pp. $   The book collected six pieces by Stories as a paperback from Panther Science Fiction, with Le Guin credited as author and Kidd’s ideas/concepts in the political terrain contemporary to. Ursula Kroeber Le Guin (/ ˈkroʊbər lə ˈɡwɪn /; Octo – Janu ) was an American author best known for her works of speculative fiction, including science fiction works set in her Hainish universe, and the Earthsea fantasy series.