From Elfland to Poughkeepsie has 35 ratings and 3 reviews. Tim said: This little volume consists of a speech Ursula K. Le Guin gave in to the second. Ursula K. Le Guin’s essay “From Elfland to Poughkeepsie” (), in which she .. let usconsider Elfland as a,nal pad~; a vasil:and :m:ifilJl. LibraryThing Review. User Review – antiquary – LibraryThing. A brilliant discussion of the craft of fantasy-writing by one of the greatest living.

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Allmimsy rated it really liked it Dec 13, Please re-enter recipient e-mail address es. Like psychoanalysis, it can be dangerous; and it will change you. Ppughkeepsie University of Melbourne.

This little volume consists of a speech Ursula K. Everybody comes, not with an ax and a box of matches, but in a trailer with a motorbike on the back and a motorboat on top and a butane stove, five aluminum poughieepsie chairs, and a transistor radio on the inside.

Le Guin published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Don’t elland an account? Lots more to say there, but with you I like wonder in the mix.

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At least for me: This single location in New South Wales: From Elfland to Poughkeepsie Ursula K.

From Elfland to Poughkeepsie

Add a tag Cancel Thou. Le Guin resists classifying her own work in any one area, saying that some of it may be called ‘science fiction’, while other writings may be froom ‘realist’ and still others ‘magical realism’ her term.


Please enter the message. Trivia About From Elfland to P My library Help Advanced Book Search. Quotes from From Elfland to P Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Le Guin is arguing already in that this loss of wonder is like taking an RV and a television and an iPad into the wilderness.

Le Guin is one of the few writers whose works which include poetry and short fiction can be found in public libraries’ collections for children, young adults, and adults. Her interest in non-Western philosophies was reflected in works such as ‘Solitude’ and ‘The Telling’ but even more interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber.

Login to add to list. Return to Book Page. Skip to content Ursula Le Guin Photo credit: You might as well stay e,fland home, she says.

But here, rather than rehash it, I want to cull from it the gems Le Guin drops regarding the nature of fantasy.