Words Are My Matter

Words Are My Matter Writings on Life and Books

First Mariner Books edition

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A collection of essays on life and literature, from one of the most iconic authors and astute critics in contemporary letters.

Words Are My Matter is essential reading: a collection of talks, essays, and criticism by Ursula K. Le Guin, a literary legend and unparalleled voice of our social conscience. Here she investigates the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction-and, through the lens of literature, gives us a way of exploring the world around us.
In "Freedom," Le Guin notes: "Hard times are coming, when we'll be wanting the voices of writers who can see alternatives to how we live now … to other ways of being, and even imagine real grounds for hope. We'll need writers who can remember freedom-poets, visionaries-realists of a larger reality."

Le Guin was one of those authors and in Words Are My Matter she gives us just that: a vision of a better reality, fueled by the power and might and hope of language and literature.

Book information

ISBN: 9780358212102
Publisher: HMH Books
Imprint: Mariner Books
Pub date:
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
DEWEY: 818.5409
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: cm
Weight: 270g
Height: 134mm
Width: 202mm
Spine width: 25mm