Author Topic: Ursula K. LeGuin  (Read 2252 times)

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Offline Elkhound

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Ursula K. LeGuin
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:51:56 pm »
http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2018/01/ursula_le_guin_dies.html


In spite of her nasty review of KK, I admired her writing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishi

The Prof. Kroeber who worked with Ishi was her father.  I don't know if she ever met him--she would have been a very little girl--but doubtless she heard stories about him.  So often a person separated from his/her native culture trying to make his/her way in a world where nothing makes sense appears in her works that there must have been some influence.

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Re: Ursula K. LeGuin
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2018, 09:19:37 am »
Yes, interpersonal whatever aside, LeGuin wrote some wonderful work and was hugely influential.  May her loved ones find peace.
"If having a soul means being able to feel love, loyalty, and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans."

James Herriot (James Alfred "Alfie" Wight), when a human client asked him if animals have souls.  (I don't remember in which book the story originally appeared.)