Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

The birthday of the world
(eBook)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Published:
[United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.
Content Description:
1 online resource
Status:
Description
For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity.

Here are stories that explore complex social interactions and troublesome issues of gender and sex; that define and defy notions of personal relationships and of society itself; that examine loyalty, survival, and introversion; that bring to light the vicissitudes of slavery and the meaning of transformation, religion, and history.

The first six tales in this spectacular volume are set in the author's signature world of the Ekumen, "my pseudo-coherent universe with holes in the elbows," as Le Guin describes it -- a world made familiar in her award-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. The seventh, title story was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "remarkable . . . a standout." The final offering in the collection, Paradises Lost, is a mesmerizing novella of space exploration and the pursuit of happiness.

In her foreword, Ursula K. Le Guin writes, "to create difference-to establish strangeness-then to let the fiery arc of human emotion leap and close the gap: this acrobatics of the imagination fascinates and satisfies me as no other." In The Birthday of the World, this gifted literary acrobat exhibits a dazzling array of skills that will fascinate and satisfy us all.

Also in This Series
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Format:
eBook
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780061803925 (electronic bk.), 0061803928 (electronic bk.)

Notes

Restrictions on Access
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Description
For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity. Here are stories that explore complex social interactions and troublesome issues of gender and sex; that define and defy notions of personal relationships and of society itself; that examine loyalty, survival, and introversion; that bring to light the vicissitudes of slavery and the meaning of transformation, religion, and history. The first six tales in this spectacular volume are set in the author's signature world of the Ekumen, "my pseudo-coherent universe with holes in the elbows," as Le Guin describes it -- a world made familiar in her award-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. The seventh, title story was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "remarkable . . . a standout." The final offering in the collection, Paradises Lost, is a mesmerizing novella of space exploration and the pursuit of happiness. In her foreword, Ursula K. Le Guin writes, "to create difference-to establish strangeness-then to let the fiery arc of human emotion leap and close the gap: this acrobatics of the imagination fascinates and satisfies me as no other." In The Birthday of the World, this gifted literary acrobat exhibits a dazzling array of skills that will fascinate and satisfy us all.
System Details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Guin, U. K. L. (2009). The birthday of the world. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Guin, Ursula K. Le. 2009. The Birthday of the World. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Guin, Ursula K. Le, The Birthday of the World. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Guin, Ursula K. Le. The Birthday of the World. [United States]: Harper Collins Publishers, 2009. Web.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
f5b4ba57-fc89-e044-30f7-6e2fa1db1406
Go To GroupedWork

Hoopla Extract Information

hooplaId11921037
titleThe Birthday of the World
kindEBOOK
price2.69
active1
pa0
profanity0
children0
demo0
rating
abridged0
dateLastUpdatedJun 03, 2020 12:03:18 AM

Record Information

Last File Modification TimeSep 01, 2020 10:12:37 PM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeDec 01, 2020 12:02:02 AM

MARC Record

LEADER03219nam a22003975a 4500
001MWT11921037
003MWT
00520190511062111.0
006m     o  d        
007cr cn|||||||||
008170707s2009    xxu    es     000 1 eng d
020 |a 9780061803925 (electronic bk.)
020 |a 0061803928 (electronic bk.)
02842|a MWT11921037
029 |a https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780061803925_180.jpeg
037 |a 11921037|b Midwest Tape, LLC|n http://www.midwesttapes.com
040 |a Midwest|e rda
08204|a 813/.54|2 21
099 |a eBook hoopla
1001 |a Guin, Ursula K. Le.
24514|a The birthday of the world|h [electronic resource] /|c Ursula K. Le Guin.
264 1|a [United States] :|b Harper Collins Publishers,|c 2009.
264 2|b Made available through hoopla
300 |a 1 online resource
336 |a text|b txt|2 rdacontent
337 |a computer|b c|2 rdamedia
338 |a online resource|b cr|2 rdacarrier
347 |a text file|2 rda
506 |a Digital content provided by hoopla.
520 |a For more than four decades, Ursula K. Le Guin has enthralled readers with her imagination, clarity, and moral vision. The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and five Hugo and five Nebula Awards, this renowned writer has, in each story and novel, created a provocative, ever-evolving universe filled with diverse worlds and rich characters reminiscent of our earthly selves. Now, in The Birthday of the World, this gifted artist returns to these worlds in eight brilliant short works, including a never-before-published novella, each of which probes the essence of humanity. Here are stories that explore complex social interactions and troublesome issues of gender and sex; that define and defy notions of personal relationships and of society itself; that examine loyalty, survival, and introversion; that bring to light the vicissitudes of slavery and the meaning of transformation, religion, and history. The first six tales in this spectacular volume are set in the author's signature world of the Ekumen, "my pseudo-coherent universe with holes in the elbows," as Le Guin describes it -- a world made familiar in her award-winning novel The Left Hand of Darkness. The seventh, title story was hailed by Publishers Weekly as "remarkable . . . a standout." The final offering in the collection, Paradises Lost, is a mesmerizing novella of space exploration and the pursuit of happiness. In her foreword, Ursula K. Le Guin writes, "to create difference-to establish strangeness-then to let the fiery arc of human emotion leap and close the gap: this acrobatics of the imagination fascinates and satisfies me as no other." In The Birthday of the World, this gifted literary acrobat exhibits a dazzling array of skills that will fascinate and satisfy us all.
538 |a Mode of access: World Wide Web.
650 0|a Science fiction, American.
650 0|a Electronic books.
7102 |a hoopla digital.
85640|u https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11921037|z Instantly available on hoopla.
85642|z Cover image|u https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/hpc_9780061803925_180.jpeg