The Wind's Twelve Quarters: Stories (Paperback)

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The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her lyrical writing, rich characters, and diverse worlds. The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future.

Including an insightful foreword by Le Guin, describing her experience, her inspirations, and her approach to writing, this stunning collection explores human values, relationships, and survival, and showcases the myriad talents of one of the most provocative writers of our time.

About the Author

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin was born in 1929 in Berkeley, and lives in Portland, Oregon. As of 2014, she has published twenty-one novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry, and four of translation, and has received many honors and awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, and PEN/Malamud. Her most recent publications are Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems and The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories.

Praise For…

“Delicious . . . her worlds are haunting psychological visions molded with firm artistry.”
Library Journal

“Ursula Le Guin keeps getting better and better.”
Chicago Sun-Times

“A collection that begins with a fine story and gets better and better.”
Dallas News
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060914349
ISBN-10: 0060914343
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 14th, 2004
Pages: 320
Language: English