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The Resource No time to spare : thinking about what matters, Ursula K. Le Guin ; [introduction by Karen Joy Fowler]

No time to spare : thinking about what matters, Ursula K. Le Guin ; [introduction by Karen Joy Fowler]

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No time to spare : thinking about what matters
Title
No time to spare
Title remainder
thinking about what matters
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Ursula K. Le Guin ; [introduction by Karen Joy Fowler]
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Language
eng
Summary
"From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on ageing, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation. Ursula K. Le Guin has taken readers to imaginary worlds for decades. Now she's in the last great frontier of life, old age, and exploring new literary territory: the blog, a forum where her voice -- sharp, witty, as compassionate as it is critical -- shines. No Time to Spare collects the best of Ursula's blog, presenting perfectly crystallised dispatches on what matters to her now, her concerns with this world, and her wonder at it. On the absurdity of denying your age, she says, 'If I'm ninety and believe I'm forty-five, I'm headed for a very bad time trying to get out of the bathtub.' On cultural perceptions of fantasy: 'The direction of escape is toward freedom. So what is 'escapism' an accusation of? ' On her new cat: 'He still won't sit on a lap'-- Provided by publisher
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Drawing on her blog, the author shares a collection of thoughts on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation
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Award
  • Hugo Award for Best Related Non-Fiction Book, 2018.
  • Loan Stars Favourites, 2017.
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10611524
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DLC
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1929-
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Le Guin, Ursula K.
Dewey number
814.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Fowler, Karen Joy
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True
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  • Le Guin, Ursula K
  • Essays
  • United States
  • Ageing
  • Old age
  • Literature
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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thinking about what matters
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No time to spare : thinking about what matters, Ursula K. Le Guin ; [introduction by Karen Joy Fowler]
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Going over eighty. In your spare time ; The sissy strikes back ; The diminished thing ; Catching up, ha ha -- The Annals of Pard. Choosing a cat ; Chosen by a cat -- Part two: The lit biz. Would you please fucking stop? ; Readers' questions ; Kids' letters ; Having my cake ; Papa H ; A much-needed literary award ; TGAN and TGOW ; TGAN again ; The narrative gift as a moral conundrum ; It doesn't have to be the way it is ; Utopiyin, utopiyang -- The Annals of Pard. The trouble ; Pard and the time machine -- Part three: Trying to make sense of it. A band of brothers, a stream of sisters ; Exorcists ; Uniforms ; Clinging desperately to a metaphor ; Lying it all away ; The inner child and the nude politician ; A modest proposal: vegempathy ; Belief in belief ; About anger -- The Annals of Pard. An unfinished education ; An unfinished education, continued ; Doggerel for my cat -- Part four: Rewards. The circling stars, the sea surrounding : Philip Glass and John Luther Adams ; Rehearsal ; Someone named Delores ; Without egg ; Notre-Dame de la Faim ; The tree ; The horsies upstairs ; First contact ; The lynx ; Notes from a week at a ranch in the Oregon high desert
Control code
000060520557
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781328661593
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017019808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967057463
Label
No time to spare : thinking about what matters, Ursula K. Le Guin ; [introduction by Karen Joy Fowler]
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: Going over eighty. In your spare time ; The sissy strikes back ; The diminished thing ; Catching up, ha ha -- The Annals of Pard. Choosing a cat ; Chosen by a cat -- Part two: The lit biz. Would you please fucking stop? ; Readers' questions ; Kids' letters ; Having my cake ; Papa H ; A much-needed literary award ; TGAN and TGOW ; TGAN again ; The narrative gift as a moral conundrum ; It doesn't have to be the way it is ; Utopiyin, utopiyang -- The Annals of Pard. The trouble ; Pard and the time machine -- Part three: Trying to make sense of it. A band of brothers, a stream of sisters ; Exorcists ; Uniforms ; Clinging desperately to a metaphor ; Lying it all away ; The inner child and the nude politician ; A modest proposal: vegempathy ; Belief in belief ; About anger -- The Annals of Pard. An unfinished education ; An unfinished education, continued ; Doggerel for my cat -- Part four: Rewards. The circling stars, the sea surrounding : Philip Glass and John Luther Adams ; Rehearsal ; Someone named Delores ; Without egg ; Notre-Dame de la Faim ; The tree ; The horsies upstairs ; First contact ; The lynx ; Notes from a week at a ranch in the Oregon high desert
Control code
000060520557
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
215 pages
Isbn
9781328661593
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017019808
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)967057463

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