Monday, May 25, 2015

Ursula Le Guin

Hello fellow bloggers,
I don't know about you all, but ever since we started reading about a lot of different authors in this class, I keep seeing their names come up in other classes and when I am out and about. For example, I keep seeing Ursula Le Guin's name come up ever since we've read her rendition of Genesis. Has this happened to anyone else?
I have a book blog where I follow a lot of other book lovers, and I just recently found this quote floating around on my news feed:

"Fantasy is probably the oldest literary device for talking about reality."
-Ursula Le Guin.

I am currently in a Children's Literature Education class where we are talking about fantasy books, so I loved finding a quote written by Ursula Le Guin talking about fantasy, when we just read a story from her that, in a way, was a sort of fantasy, which in turn is making a statement about reality. Maybe I just find this quote fascinating because I am a Literature major, but it's awesome to read well known authors that make their way into my other classes as well. It's fun to see how two different classes can merge simply by the authors we read.
I think my overall point of this blog posting is to point out that authors like Ursula Le Guin are making a name for themselves in the literary world, and have the ability to impact students through the way that they write.

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