A Fisherman of the Inland Sea

A Fisherman of the Inland Sea The winner of the Pushcart Prize the Kafka Award and the National Book Award Ursula K Le Guin has created a profound and transformational literature The award winning stories in A Fisherman of the

  • Title: A Fisherman of the Inland Sea
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
  • ISBN: 9780060763510
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • The winner of the Pushcart Prize, the Kafka Award, and the National Book Award, Ursula K Le Guin has created a profound and transformational literature The award winning stories in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea range from the everyday to the outer limits of experience, where the quantum uncertainties of space and time are resolved only in the depths of the human heart AThe winner of the Pushcart Prize, the Kafka Award, and the National Book Award, Ursula K Le Guin has created a profound and transformational literature The award winning stories in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea range from the everyday to the outer limits of experience, where the quantum uncertainties of space and time are resolved only in the depths of the human heart Astonishing in their diversity and power, they exhibit both the artistry of a major writer at the height of her powers and the humanity of a mature artist confronting the world with her gift of wonder still intact.

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    1. Ursula K. Le Guin

      Ursula K Le Guin published twenty two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN Malamud, etc Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls She lived in Portland, Oregon.She was known for her treatment of gender The Left Hand of Darkness, The Matter of Seggri , political systems The Telling, The Dispossessed and difference otherness in any other form Her interest in non Western philosophies was reflected in works such as Solitude and The Telling but even interesting are her imagined societies, often mixing traits extracted from her profound knowledge of anthropology acquired from growing up with her father, the famous anthropologist, Alfred Kroeber The Hainish Cycle reflects the anthropologist s experience of immersing themselves in new strange cultures since most of their main characters and narrators Le Guin favoured the first person narration are envoys from a humanitarian organization, the Ekumen, sent to investigate or ally themselves with the people of a different world and learn their ways.


    1. I think that the short story that this book was named for, the Fisherman of the Inland Sea, is my favorite short story of all time. although it is a beautiful story in its own right it also struck me as a seamless contemporary re-working of a well-known Japanese fairy-tale . Reading this somehow helped me get over my sense of being displaced when I first moved to the South ten years ago Ursula Le Guin navigates cultures and the movements of the soul with such grace, I am awed I am so grateful f [...]

    2. Ursula Le Guin is best known for her fantasy and her science fiction writings, though she also writes other fiction as well as poetry, articles and reviews. The short stories in this 1994 collection, while firmly in the SF genre, also demonstrate her ability to compose in various tones, from light to dark, from gentle humour to philosophical musings. Originally published in various periodicals between 1983 and 1994, the narratives are clearly placed in context by an excellent introduction in whi [...]

    3. Kitabın adı kesinlikle "İçdeniz Balıkçısı" olmamalıymış. Okursanız ne demek istediğimi anlayacaksınız.İyiydi Bir yerden itibaren Mülksüzler esintisi çok yoğundu. Hatta hikâyeler Mülksüzler'e bağlanmış da denilebilir.

    4. After reading this book, I dont think short stories are the best way for me to get into a new author. It's just such a different beast from a novel; there's little time to get acclimated to a story and a much steeper learning curve. Just when you think you're getting a grasp on it all, its over. It can be merciful when the story's not too good ( The Kerastion ), but painful when its excellent, and it's gone in a blink ( Another Story or A Fisherman of the Inland Seas ). Im still highly intereste [...]

    5. Bir Le Guin kitabından bekleyeceğiniz üzere çok güzeldi. Özellikle "Newton'un Uykusu" -bir Black Mirror bölümü dahi çıkar bu öyküden- ve "Bir Başka Masal ya da İçdeniz Balıkçısı" -Omelas ile beraber okuduğum en iyi Le Guin öyküsü- isimli öyküler şimdiye kadar okuduğum öyküler içerisinde en iyiler listesine rahatlıkla girerler. Ursula K. Le Guin'in öldüğünü öğrenince bu kitabı okumaya başlamıştım ve şimdi bitirince diyebiliyorum ki Le Guin gerçekten d [...]

    6. I never know what to expect going into a book of UKL short stories, but I'm always hoping for something from the Hainish cycle. This delivered in spades, in the three final stories, interconnected around the same idea so interestingly that they could make a nice novella. This is the farthest into the future of anything I've read in this universe (though I should point out that the same characters basically never reoccur between stories/books; I only know when a book is set based on references to [...]

    7. A short collection, but packed with wonderful ideas and imagery. The high points: a thoughtful introduction by the author in which she discusses not only the stories to follow, but also in more depth why she writes science fiction, what she sees as its characteristics, and its role in the literary canon. Also, the non-Hainish stories are mostly superb. 'The Rock That Changed Things' is a powerful and simple story about prejudice and social change that really works on every level. 'The Ascent Of [...]

    8. I love the way Ursula Le Guin builds (on) worlds. Some of these stories are about worlds we already know about, if we've read her other work; some of them are almost entirely new. I liked all of them, some more and some less: I particularly liked the opening essay, The Rock That Changed Things, and Another Story. I didn't get the "I'm not smart enough for this" feeling so much with this set of stories, which is good, and I enjoyed the way she writes as much as always, so clear and with wonderful [...]

    9. Quite a disparate set of stories in this collection from Le Guin, and actually not what I had vaguely anticipated, which was stories connected to the Earthsea set - and why I thought that I have no idea. Anyway.One of the interesting parts about this collection is that it opens with an introduction by Le Guin herself, discussing her attitudes towards some of the stories and I think responding to some criticism from people when they originally appeared in magazines and the like. It also includes [...]

    10. "The First Contact with the Gorgonids" - Hilarious. That's all I'm saying."Newton's Sleep" - I had a hard time figuring out what was going on in this story; I had to read the first few pages a couple of times to figure out where exactly there characters were located. Spoiler alert: they're on a space station. I guess they feel guilty about it or something because the "ghosts" of the people they left behind on the dying earth keep showing up there. The main character can't see them and thinks eve [...]

    11. For those of you familiar with Ursula K. Le Guin’s Science Fiction works, her return to Gethen and Hainish characters is both comforting and intriguing. But not all of the stories in A Fisherman of the Inland Sea do this; of eight total stories, five do not. The collection opens with an introduction by Le Guin on Science Fiction and its appeal (or lack of) to those who don’t--or choose not to--read in the genre. Among other things, Le Guin defends Science Fiction with a humanist approach, co [...]

    12. Read as a part ofThe Found and the Lost: The Collected Novellas of Ursula K. Le GuinThis sci-fi novella is told from the perspective of a man on another human-like planet who goes on to work in the new field of teleportation. That's obviously a gross oversimplification of the plot since we actually spend most of the novella finding out about the world and its customs.This world wasn't as interesting at the one inThe Matter of Seggri, but it was interesting nonetheless. I preferred the sci-fi par [...]

    13. This is the first Ursula K. Le Guin book that I’ve read and to be honest, I’m a little disappointed. I found it to be rife with exposition and long, rambling paragraphs about how the various technologies functioned even though in her introductory essay, Le Guin basically talked about how it’s all actually impossible.Still, there were a few good lines in it here and there and one or two of the stories in this collection did stand out to me. But for a lot of it, I was just reading it for the [...]

    14. Le Guin is probably the sole reason for my existence. Every single story in this collection was pure gold, I loved the way the last three linked up. I live and breathe for short stories all winding together and overlapping. Any SF fan should read this, honestly, Le Guin is a master of writing, she deserves every award.

    15. Ursula K Le Guin seems to have (at least) two distinct writing styles. She can adopt the form of a folk tale or legend, and does so in quite a few of her short stories. When she slips into this more mythical format the characters are symbolic in nature; their personality not examined to a great extent, and there is often a clear moral (or clear intention to provoke though in the reader) or concise narrative arc.Her second style is a more detailed and ‘fiction’-like style, in which characters [...]

    16. I always hate to see reviews of books of short stories which don't give a table of contents. So I'll follow the Golden Rule, and list all the stories as I read them.The Acknowledgments are simply a description of when and where the stories first appeared.Introduction: "On Not Reading Science Fiction"--Frequent readers of LeGuin will have read most of these comments before. But because it was tailored to this particular book, it includes background material on each of the stories. It would probab [...]

    17. Mimo różnorodnej tematyki wszystkich zawartych tu utworów, mają one kilka punktów wspólnych. Autorka porusza w nich problem tolerancji, seksualności i płciowości, prawa do stanowienia o samym sobie, prześladowań na tle rasowym i światopoglądowym, dyskryminacji, wolności, samotności, a nawet klonowania. Każdy z tekstów wnosi nowe spojrzenie na daną kwestię, często z dość gorzkim wydźwiękiem i bardzo rzadko pozwalając sobie na nutę optymizmu, że ludzką naturę można zm [...]

    18. I find that when it comes to a short story, I like them to be simple. If I'm wanting a bite sized adventure I want it to be just that -- something I can finish quickly in one short sitting, without having to slug through a lot of prologue and world building. If I want something more challenging, or more in depth, I'll grab a novel. In the case of these 8 shorts by Ursula Le Guin, I found myself enjoying "The First Contact with the Gorgonids," and "The Rock That Changed Things," but got lost in t [...]

    19. Wow. This is both a really beautifully written book of short stories and, secretly and unpretentiously, a very fine and astute book of feminist literary criticism. Mind you, Le Guin's most delicate points are all articulated subtly and carefully and it's not until you've finished a given story that you realize it's been about, to pick one example, the dangers of failing or refusing to perceive people as they are, rather than as you wish them to be. My favorites in the collection were "The Kerast [...]

    20. A collection of short stories with a big impact. So many of these stories will stay with me, I know, for a long time: the tale of the first people to leave Earth for life in space--and what it does to their minds; the tale of the first people to travel faster than light, and the ways this skews their perceptions--or perhaps the nature of reality itself; the account of a great ambassador of the Ekumen, highly trained in planetary anthropology, who nevertheless makes the fatal error of interpretin [...]

    21. Characters: 2/5Writing Style: 3/5World: 3/5Resonance: 2/5I was disappointed in this. I'm not much of a fan of short stories, but I think of Le Guin as one who is adept with the medium. Also, as an added advantage, this was offered as a Hainish title, and having already read the first six entries to the series, I was looking forward to filling in niches and making connections. Part of my disappointment lies in learning that only about half of this short volume is obviously connected to the Hainis [...]

    22. Some of the stories I didn't like as much, but the ones at the end more than make up for them. I was blown away by the final three. LeGuin knows how to use settings to reveal nuances of interpersonal dynamics.

    23. It took the recent passing of this wonderful author to move me to trawl my bookshelves and the slopes of Mount To-be-read for some nourishment and solace. This little collection was a fine way to appreciate the craft of Ursula Le Guin. This collection begins with five slight pieces, which whet one's appetite for the concluding stories, all of which are part of the Hainish cycle, and all are tell of the discovery and investigation of the 'churten', whence the instantaneous messaging of the 'ansib [...]

    24. Ursula Le Guin kitaplarına Yerdeniz serisinden sonra ara vermiştim. Üst üste kurgu okumak biraz sıkıyordu. Hafif bir dönüş yapmak istedim o yüzden öykülerden başladım. İlk önce girişte Bilimkurgu ile ilgili Guin’in yazdığı muazzam bir yazı var. Bu kitabı alanlar eminim o yazıdan sonrasını beğenmese bile pişman olmayacaklardır. Çılgın, sert ve özgün bir kadın Guin. Hikayeleri de öyle olmuş. Einstein’a karşı bir teori üretiyor. Evet, Einstein’a karşı. [...]

    25. It had been a long while since I’ve read Ursula’s work and I picked this one up at the library to revisit the groundwork she started in honor of her. What I like about her stories is that she gives us new ideas and thoughts to examine and wonder at what they might mean to us and how we’d define them ourselves. A Fisherman of the Inland Sea is a collection of short stories that intertwine with one another, demonstrating that everything has a connection or a thread that ties them together in [...]

    26. Un libro irregular de una gran escritora. Los tres últimos relatos son muy buenos, y el último en particular está entre lo mejor de su obra. Une, como en sus momentos más brillantes, ideas y emociones de forma magistral. Las otras historias están algo por debajo, pero como siempre merecen la pena ser leídas.

    27. 1024 pages of stories which don't fit somewhere else. Some are great some are poor. Most of them are from Hain universe, but you don't have to know it before reading.The only problem is that you don't know if next one will be awesome or crap.

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