No Time to Spare

No Time to Spare

Thinking About What Matters

Book - 2017
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"From acclaimed author Ursula K. Le Guin, and with an introduction by Karen Joy Fowler, a collection of thoughts--always adroit, often acerbic--on aging, 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 crystallized 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
Characteristics: xx, 215 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781328661593 (hardback)
Call Number: 814.54 LE GUIN

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JeffcoBooks Dec 06, 2017

One of America's best science fiction writers collects here some of her best blog posts. Musings on (among other things) age, literature, and cats are told in Le Guin's wonderfully caustic voice.


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AL_ANNAL Mar 21, 2018

In her 80's, Le Guin shares her thoughts on old age, feminism, literary prizes, her cat, and more. You'll enjoy her descriptions of Oregon's eastern high desert and her meditations on cats, both wild and domestic.

DBRL_ReginaF Feb 20, 2018

It's hard not to love someone who began writing a blog in her eighties.

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GummiGirl
Feb 01, 2018

Some of these essays are about her writing career, but many are just about ordinary life.

TSCPL_Miranda Jan 11, 2018

This was like reading letters that Le Guin wrote to me! Intimate, insightful, and memorable.

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Frankster1
Dec 29, 2017

Excellent essays (one even about Bend!) about growing older and life in the 21st century by an insightful author.

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