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A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

by Ursula K. Le Guin

To me a novel can be as beautiful as any symphony, as beautiful as the sea.


The Ursula K. Le Guin Home Page
The official website of the author includes publicity photos, events calendar, biography, interviews, reviews, and a complete bibliography.


Bernardo, Susan M., and Graham Murphy. Ursula K. Le Guin: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Bucknall, Barbara J. Ursula K. Le Guin. New York: Ungar, 1981.

Campbell, Joseph. The Hero with a Thousand Faces. New York: Pantheon, 1949.

Cadden, Mike. Ursula K. Le Guin: Beyond Genre. New York:Routledge, 2005.

Clute, John, and John Grant. The Encyclopedia of Fantasy. New York: St. Martin's, 1997.

Clute, John, and Peter Nichols. The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin's, 1993.

Cummins, Elizabeth. Understanding Ursula K. Le Guin. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1990.

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Oziewicz, Marek. "Prolegomena to Mythopoeic Fantasy" in The Chesterton Review, Volume xxxi, Nos. 3 & 4. South Orange, New Jersey: Seton Hall University, 2005, Winter 2005.

Oziewicz, Marek. One Earth, One People: The Myopoeic Fantasy Series of Ursula K. Le Guin, Lloyd Alexander, Madeleine L'Engle and Orson Scott Card. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., 2008.

Reid, Suzanne Elizabeth. Presenting Ursula K. Le Guin. New York: Twayne, 1997.

Rochelle, Warren G. Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2001.

Spivack, Charlotte. Ursula K. Le Guin. Boston: Twayne, 1984.

Storr, Anthony, ed. The Essential Jung. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1999 rev. ed.

Tolkien, J. R. R.; Verlyn Flieger; Douglas A. Anderson. Tolkien on Fairy-Stories. London: HarperCollins, 2008.

Turner, Victor W. The Ritual Process: Structure and Anti-Structure. Chicago: Aldine Publishing, 1969.

Van Gennep, Arnold. The Rites of Passage, translated by Monika B. Vizedom and Gabrielle L. Caffee. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960 (Originally, 1909).

Waggoner, Diana. The Hills of Faraway: A Guide to Fantasy. New York: Atheneum, 1978.

White, Donna. Dancing with Dragons: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Critics. Columbia: Camden House, 1999.

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