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by Le Guin, Ursula K

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Playing time for daisy/audio formats : 5 hours 58 minutes


TitleNo time to spare : thinking about what matters
Author / Responsible partyLe Guin, Ursula K
TopicsAging. Old age. Literature. Essays.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherCNIB library


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. 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". Thoughts on aging, belief, the state of literature, and the state of the nation.

Additional Information

System control numberAM13125
Original Print PublisherBoston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
NarratorDana Hopkins.
Narrator NameDana Hopkins.
Participant or performer noteDana Hopkins.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator