Saturday, July 30, 2016

A Wonderful Short Story Collection

     While on vacation at the beach, I took along Ursula K. Le Guin's collection of early short stories entitled The Wind's Twelve Quarters.  What a terrific book!  It was fun for me to see how she developed as a writer, and how she became the fearless, highly inventive novelist of her later years.  It's definitely worth reading.  Here's a marvelous quote from "Winter's King":
"Life loves to know itself, out to its furthest limits; to embrace complexity is its delight.  Our difference is our beauty.  All these worlds and the various forms and ways of the minds and lives and bodies on them -- together they would make a splendid harmony."
     Wouldn't you love to wave that on a poster at your nearest political rally? 


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