Ursula Le Guin: Tributes and Analysis

Some more valuable links to material on the wonderful Ursula K. Le Guin who, sadly, died on Monday (22 January 2017).

Tributes from her fellow writers in SF and fantasy: ‘The Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Remembers Ursula K. Le Guin‘.

John Freeman commemorates her in ‘My Last Conversation with Ursula K. Le Guin‘.

Gabrielle Bellot writes about the fluidity of genre and the ethical questioning of Le Guin’s work in ‘The Amorphous Fictional Spaces of Ursula K. Le Guin‘.

The political radicalism of Le Guin’s writing is well known; the following pieces of analysis highlight this:

Verso Books have posted Le Guin’s essay in their edition of Thomas More’s Utopia, ‘A War Without End‘.

Nicole M. Aschoff writes in the Jacobin magazine about Le Guin’s critical utopianism: ‘Ursula K. Le Guin, 1929–2018‘.

Finally, the great Marxist critic Fredric Jameson analyses Le Guin’s technique and use of genre as a process of ‘of radical abstraction and simplification’ in his essay ‘World Reduction in Le Guin‘.

 

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