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Ursula K. Le Guin

Data di nascita: 21. Ottobre 1929
Data di morte: 22. Gennaio 2018
Altri nomi: Ursula Kroeber Le Guin, Урсула Ле Гуин

Ursula Kroeber Le Guin è stata una scrittrice e glottoteta statunitense, autrice di fantascienza e di fantasy.

Ha vinto cinque premi Hugo e sei premi Nebula - i massimi riconoscimenti della letteratura fantastica - ed è considerata una delle principali autrici di fantascienza. La profondità e attualità dei suoi temi, che spaziano dal femminismo all'utopia e al pacifismo, hanno reso i suoi romanzi noti e apprezzati ben oltre il tradizionale circolo di lettori di genere. Tra le sue opere si ricordano in particolare La mano sinistra delle tenebre e I reietti dell'altro pianeta .

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„The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin

Introduction to The Left Hand of Darkness (1976)
Contesto: The artist deals in what cannot be said in words. The artist whose medium is fiction does this in words. The novelist says in words what cannot be said in words.

„We don’t live in order to die, we live in order to live.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin

in an interview http://www.viceland.com/int/v15n12/htdocs/ursula-k-le-guin-440.php?country=uk in Vice Magazine.
Contesto: Belief in heaven and hell is a big deal in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and some forms of doctrinaire Buddhism. For the rest of us it’s simply meaningless. We don’t live in order to die, we live in order to live.

„To refuse death is to refuse life.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin

Origine: Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972), Chapter 8, "The Children of the Open Sea" (Ged)
Contesto: What you love, you will love. What you undertake you will complete. You are a fulfiller of hope; you are to be relied on. But seventeen years give little armor against despair... Consider, Arren. To refuse death is to refuse life.

„What you love, you will love. What you undertake you will complete. You are a fulfiller of hope; you are to be relied on. But“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin

Origine: Earthsea Books, The Farthest Shore (1972), Chapter 8, "The Children of the Open Sea" (Ged)
Contesto: What you love, you will love. What you undertake you will complete. You are a fulfiller of hope; you are to be relied on. But seventeen years give little armor against despair... Consider, Arren. To refuse death is to refuse life.

„All knowledge is local, all truth is partial“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, libro Four Ways to Forgiveness

"A Man of the People", p. 140
Four Ways to Forgiveness (1995)
Contesto: “Lines and colors made with earth on earth may hold knowledge in them. All knowledge is local, all truth is partial,” Havzhiva said with an easy, colloquial dignity that he knew was an imitation of his mother, the Heir of the Sun, talking to foreign merchants. “No truth can make another truth untrue. All knowledge is a part of the whole knowledge. A true line, a true color. Once you have seen the larger patttern, you cannot go back to seeing the part as the whole."

„Once you have seen the larger patttern, you cannot go back to seeing the part as the whole.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, libro Four Ways to Forgiveness

"A Man of the People", p. 140
Four Ways to Forgiveness (1995)
Contesto: “Lines and colors made with earth on earth may hold knowledge in them. All knowledge is local, all truth is partial,” Havzhiva said with an easy, colloquial dignity that he knew was an imitation of his mother, the Heir of the Sun, talking to foreign merchants. “No truth can make another truth untrue. All knowledge is a part of the whole knowledge. A true line, a true color. Once you have seen the larger patttern, you cannot go back to seeing the part as the whole."

„One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, Hainish Cycle

Origine: Hainish Cycle, The Telling (2000), Ch. 4, §3 (pp. 90–91)
Contesto: One of the historians of Darranda said: To learn a belief without belief is to sing a song without the tune.
A yielding, an obedience, a willingness to accept these notes as the right notes, this pattern as the true pattern, is the essential gesture of performance, translation, and understanding. The gesture need not be permanent, a lasting posture of the mind or heart, yet it is not false. It is more than the suspension of disbelief needed to watch a play, yet less than the conversion. It is a position, a posture in the dance.

„Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby.“

—  Ursula K. Le Guin, libro The Language of the Night

The Language of the Night (1979)
Contesto: I have never found anywhere, in the domain of art, that you don't have to walk to. (There is quite an array of jets, buses and hacks which you can ride to Success; but that is a different destination.) It is a pretty wild country. There are, of course, roads. Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain't no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction — you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart.

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