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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Always Coming Home

Last night I finished the last of Le Guin's Hainish novels collected in the two-volume Library of America anthology, The Telling. After Left Hand of Darkness and Five Ways to Forgiveness I think it is my third favorite. Those were the three Hainish novels that made me cry, that may have something to do with it. Of course, I have less time for pleasure reading during summer intensive teaching time, and so I expect I will be reading the Le Guin novel next up, Always Coming Home, for quite a while to come. It may well take me to the year's end to read everything she wrote (a task I began a few weeks before her death firmed my conviction that reading everything she wrote was just a great idea).


jimf said...

> . . ._The Telling_. After _Left Hand of Darkness_ and _Five Ways to Forgiveness_
> I think it is my third favorite.

Wot? No _The Dispossessed_? ;->

Dale Carrico said...

I know! I appreciate it intellectually, I enjoyed the writing, of course, but somehow it doesn't quite move me as much. Dare I admit I even enjoyed _Rocannon's World_ more? I'll allow _The Dispossesed_ is my fifth favorite Hainish novel tho'.