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by Illustrated by Margaret Chodos Ursula LeGuin


Always Coming Home is a 1985 science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. It is in parts narrative, pseudo-textbook and t's record.

Always Coming Home is a 1985 science fiction novel by Ursula K. It describes the life and society of the Kesh people, a cultural group who live in the distant future long after modern society has collapsed.

Always Coming Home book. Margaret Chodos-Irvine (Illustrator). Ursula K. Le Guin's Always Coming Home is a major work of the imagination from one of America's most respected writers. More than five years in creation, it is a novel unlike any other.

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Illustrations by Margaret Chodos-Irvine. for Always Coming Home by Ursula K. Always Coming Home University of California Press February 2001 ISBN: 0-520-22735-2.

Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home is a major work of the imagination from one of America's most respected .

Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home is a major work of the imagination from one of America's most respected writers of science fiction. More than five years in the making. As Tolkien did in his Middle Earth stories, LeGuin in "Always Coming Home" creates a new-old world that is unfamiliar yet recognizable, someplace we want to go back to again and again. Always Coming Home/Paperback Book and Cassette.

Always Coming Home/Paperback Book and Cassette. by Ursula K.

Always Coming Home is comprised of "translations" of a wide array of Kesh writings: a. .

The book weaves around the story of a Kesh woman called Stone Telling, who lived for years with her father's people-the Dayao or Condor people, whose society is rigid, patriarchal, hierarchical and militarily expansionist. The story fills less than a third of the book, with the rest being a mixture of Kesh cultural lore (including poetry, prose of various kinds, mythos, rituals, and recipes), essays on Kesh culture, and the musings of the narrator, "Pandora". More than five years in the making, it is a novel unlike any other. A rich and complex interweaving of story and fable, poem, artwork, and music, it totally immerses the reader in the culture of the Kesh, a peaceful people of the far future who inhabit a place called the Valley on the Northern Pacific Coast. Ursula Le Guin's Always Coming Home is a major work of the imagination from one of America's most respected writers of science fiction.

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ISBN13: 978-0575038554

ISBN: 0575038551

Author: Illustrated by Margaret Chodos Ursula LeGuin

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: British & Irish

Language: English

Publisher: Gollancz; First Edition edition (1986)

Pages: 544 pages

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Rating: 4.3

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Umi
Ursula Le Guin is a great writer, period. Assigning Always Coming Home the top rank reflects my taste (which, in all modesty, is generally known to be excellent). I am currently on my fourth copy, the previous three had been borrowed and failed to return (a real sign of appreciation). On a more serious note. The books employs Le Guin's delightful tool of using "Archeology of the Future". Just like archeologists reconstruct the past from arbitrary collection of fragments of writings, tools, ruins, children toys that survived centuries and millenia, the author reconstructs the shape of a future West Coast society (10,000 years in the future?). The main thread is provided by memoirs of a woman who was born in the valley that is the scene of most of the book, then leaves with a husband who takes her into a strange society outside the accepted norms. Her own civilization is individualistic and peaceful, while his is violent and regimented. Inevitable conflict occurs and she returns to the valley of her youth. The picture of the future is augmented by descriptions of games, tools, rituals, toys, adornments, poems, songs. These are sometimes related to the story, but mostly (like in a real dig) they add the flavor so we can indeed taste the imaginary world. One amazing concept - Technology, even very advanced, is there, but most people of the future are loath to avail themselves of its blessings (?). My favorite line: "I wanted to talk to my aunt, but she was busy learning how to die." Beautiful.
Umi
Ursula Le Guin is a great writer, period. Assigning Always Coming Home the top rank reflects my taste (which, in all modesty, is generally known to be excellent). I am currently on my fourth copy, the previous three had been borrowed and failed to return (a real sign of appreciation). On a more serious note. The books employs Le Guin's delightful tool of using "Archeology of the Future". Just like archeologists reconstruct the past from arbitrary collection of fragments of writings, tools, ruins, children toys that survived centuries and millenia, the author reconstructs the shape of a future West Coast society (10,000 years in the future?). The main thread is provided by memoirs of a woman who was born in the valley that is the scene of most of the book, then leaves with a husband who takes her into a strange society outside the accepted norms. Her own civilization is individualistic and peaceful, while his is violent and regimented. Inevitable conflict occurs and she returns to the valley of her youth. The picture of the future is augmented by descriptions of games, tools, rituals, toys, adornments, poems, songs. These are sometimes related to the story, but mostly (like in a real dig) they add the flavor so we can indeed taste the imaginary world. One amazing concept - Technology, even very advanced, is there, but most people of the future are loath to avail themselves of its blessings (?). My favorite line: "I wanted to talk to my aunt, but she was busy learning how to die." Beautiful.
HappyLove
This is a unique book from the greatest writer of science fiction and fantasy. Only about a quarter of the book is a traditional novel. The rest is stories, poems, songs, and "non-fiction" about the fictional parallel version of California. Le Guin has gone as far as creating at two new languages and earlier versions of the book contained music, songs and poems read by the author. It is different to anything else I have read and the difference is what will appeal to or frustrate readers. I recommend it to anyone who wants to try something that will be different to anything else you've ever read.
HappyLove
This is a unique book from the greatest writer of science fiction and fantasy. Only about a quarter of the book is a traditional novel. The rest is stories, poems, songs, and "non-fiction" about the fictional parallel version of California. Le Guin has gone as far as creating at two new languages and earlier versions of the book contained music, songs and poems read by the author. It is different to anything else I have read and the difference is what will appeal to or frustrate readers. I recommend it to anyone who wants to try something that will be different to anything else you've ever read.
Snowskin
Every so often one comes across a book that is totally original. This is one.

We all know about digging up the past; how about digging up the future! Not only does LeGuin tell stories about people living in a post holocaust future, she lays out all the artifacts and cultural items that archeologists and anthropologists might find.

Māori of New Zealand talk about looking forward into the past and the future, which we cannot know, being behind us. Le Guin begins her book with a similar statement.

I won't say that this book is an easy read because it isn't, but it is well worth the effort needed to understand the full story. It is also one of those satisfying books that one can read again and find new treasures.
Snowskin
Every so often one comes across a book that is totally original. This is one.

We all know about digging up the past; how about digging up the future! Not only does LeGuin tell stories about people living in a post holocaust future, she lays out all the artifacts and cultural items that archeologists and anthropologists might find.

Māori of New Zealand talk about looking forward into the past and the future, which we cannot know, being behind us. Le Guin begins her book with a similar statement.

I won't say that this book is an easy read because it isn't, but it is well worth the effort needed to understand the full story. It is also one of those satisfying books that one can read again and find new treasures.
FRAY
This book is a marvelous collection of "an anthropology of the future." LeGuin excavates stories, songs, beliefs, myths, traditions, and more of the people who "will be might have been" someday living in what is now Northern California. At once Utopian and Dystopian, the culture that LeGuin shares with us is beautiful and complex.
I read this book when it was first published in paperback in the mid-80's. It planted and nurtured in me a seed of hope that humans are capable of someday living in community in different ways than we do now. It opened in my imagination doors that I had never before noticed. Here is an example of a new narrative structure, or anti-structure. Here, too, is an example of a new-old social structure, a post-modern tribalism that has returned to "traditional" values such as living in harmony with oneself and one's environment, and recognizing the strength and beauty in ritual and tradition.
Though others (including she) may disagree, I personally have always considered this work Mrs. LeGuin's crowning achievement. As Tolkien did in his Middle Earth stories, LeGuin in "Always Coming Home" creates a new-old world that is unfamiliar yet recognizable, someplace we want to go back to again and again. We are lucky indeed that this book is now back in print!
FRAY
This book is a marvelous collection of "an anthropology of the future." LeGuin excavates stories, songs, beliefs, myths, traditions, and more of the people who "will be might have been" someday living in what is now Northern California. At once Utopian and Dystopian, the culture that LeGuin shares with us is beautiful and complex.
I read this book when it was first published in paperback in the mid-80's. It planted and nurtured in me a seed of hope that humans are capable of someday living in community in different ways than we do now. It opened in my imagination doors that I had never before noticed. Here is an example of a new narrative structure, or anti-structure. Here, too, is an example of a new-old social structure, a post-modern tribalism that has returned to "traditional" values such as living in harmony with oneself and one's environment, and recognizing the strength and beauty in ritual and tradition.
Though others (including she) may disagree, I personally have always considered this work Mrs. LeGuin's crowning achievement. As Tolkien did in his Middle Earth stories, LeGuin in "Always Coming Home" creates a new-old world that is unfamiliar yet recognizable, someplace we want to go back to again and again. We are lucky indeed that this book is now back in print!
Nalmetus
I have always struggled to answer the "favorite book" question, until I read Always Coming Home. A long-time Le Guin fan, I only found this in the last couple of years and cannot sing its praises highly enough. As everything Le Guin writes, this book defies genre. Her "archaeology of the future" is equal parts speculative fiction, pastoral novel, and anthropological thesis on a people who "might be going to have lived a long, long time from now."
Nalmetus
I have always struggled to answer the "favorite book" question, until I read Always Coming Home. A long-time Le Guin fan, I only found this in the last couple of years and cannot sing its praises highly enough. As everything Le Guin writes, this book defies genre. Her "archaeology of the future" is equal parts speculative fiction, pastoral novel, and anthropological thesis on a people who "might be going to have lived a long, long time from now."
Cesar
One of my most favorite books. I have a tattoo from it, and so feel the need to re-read it soon; I want to consolidate into my spirituality.
Cesar
One of my most favorite books. I have a tattoo from it, and so feel the need to re-read it soon; I want to consolidate into my spirituality.
Xtintisha
Too mystical for my taste although I love her "Left Hand of Darkness"
Xtintisha
Too mystical for my taste although I love her "Left Hand of Darkness"
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