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Dancing at the Edge of the World

Thoughts on Words, Women, Places
Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
Length: 14 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Gender Issues
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From modern literature to menopause, from utopian thought to rodeos - in this classic collection of essays, Ursula K. Le Guin roves with her customary audacity over the intersecting arenas of literature, feminism, and social responsibility, exploding any received notions she comes across and revealing visionary possibilities in their stead.

Le Guin is an authentic, wise woman, remembering, performing, and passing on the ancient ceremony of celebration, dancing "the dance of renewal, the dance that made the world" - and in this collection, she does so with wit and eloquence that make for exhilarating listening.

©1989 Ursula K. Le Guin (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Not my favorite Le Guin collection, but...

still worth a listen/read. I guess I never really knew what a staunch feminist she was. I'm glad to know that now. I liked nearly all of the essays and entries except for the stream of consciousness travel logs. I'm not sure if it was the text per say or the narration.

I finally figured out why the narration bothered me, too, de Cuir sounds too much like my mother-in-law! haha. But in all seriousness, her voice was grating in places, particularly the stream of consciousness travel logs. But overall it was a good listen.

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