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Interview :: Ursula K. Le Guin

Breaking into the Spell
An interview with Ursula K. Le Guin

By Alexander Chee for Guernica
February 2008

Ursula LeGuin speaks from beyond the genre ghetto in about her new book Lavinia and the perils of writing against realism.

Chee writes in the introduction: “I was interested in finding the Le Guin whose insistence on a career as a woman of letters, in the broadest sense, has led her to become something of American literature’s pirate queen, living on the edge of the Pacific in a house with a view from her desk of Mt. St. Helen…On the eve of the novel’s release, Ursula K. Le Guin answers some questions about war, witches, realism and teaching herself to write as a woman.”

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