Category Archives: LeGuin (Ursula K.)

LeGuin Attacks Federal Land Seizure

Sci-fi writer Ursula K. LeGuin recently wrote to the Oregonian complaining that it fails to understand that “federal” land means all our land. It’s a vision she also communicates in her utopian classic “The Dispossessed.”

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Hoping against Hope in the Face of Death

Following philosopher Adrienne Martin, I meditate on what it means to “hope against hope” or to have “unimaginable hope.” The texts I use are “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” “Beowulf,” and “Wizard of Earthsea.”

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Walking a Pilgrimage, Rediscovering Trees

Walking El Camino de Santiago, a friend discovered the healing power described by David Lodge in “Therapy.”

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