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Words Are My Matter

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Words Are My Matter gathers talks, essays, introductions to beloved books, and book reviews by Ursula K. Le Guin, one of our foremost public literary intellectuals.

A must-listen collection, Words Are My Matter is a manual for investigating the depth and breadth of contemporary fiction - and, through the lens of deep considerations of contemporary writing, a way of exploring the world we are all living in. "We need writers who know the difference between production of a market commodity and the practice of an art. Developing written material to suit sales strategies in order to maximize corporate profit and advertising revenue is not the same thing as responsible book publishing or authorship."*

Le Guin is one of those authors, and this is another of her moments. She has published more than 60 books ranging from fiction to nonfiction, children's books to poetry, and has received many lifetime achievement awards, including the Library of Congress Living Legends award.

*From "Freedom", a speech in acceptance of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-61873-134-3 / 978-1-61873-134-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Small Beer Press
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October 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings on Life and Books
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 0-358-21210-3 / 978-0-358-21210-2 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writers Week
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-5414-1847-6 / 978-1-5414-1847-9 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writers Week
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
ISBN: 1-5414-6847-3 / 978-1-5414-6847-4 (USA edition)
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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October 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings on Life and Books
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Mariner Books
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September 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Words Are My Matter: Writings About Life and Books, 2000-2016, with a Journal of a Writer's Week
Author(s): Ursula K Le Guin
Publisher: Small Beer Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA