Ursula K. Le Guin:
Partial list of Secondary Sources

Collections of Secondary Sources

Jim Bittner's Le Guin Resources on the WWW: [Nine Ways (among divers others) toward Atonement, Forgiveness, Redemption, and, finally, Peace]

Laura Quilter's Ursula K. Le Guin Bibliography: Reviews & Critical Studies


Ursula K. Le Guin: A Primary Bibliography, by David S. Bratman, 1995

Ursula K. Le Guin: A Primary and Secondary Bibliography, by Elizabeth Cummins Cogell, Boston, Hall, 1983.

Coyote's Song: The Teaching Stories of Ursula K. Le Guin, Richard D. Erlich, SFRA, 2007. ErlichRD@MUOhio.edu

Manuscript Collection

University of Oregon Library, Eugene, Oregon. Restricted. Inquire.

Critical Entries, Articles, Monographs

Note: this is a very incomplete list. I don't try to keep up with what is written about what I write; it is hard enough to keep up with what I write. Many more titles of articles, monographs, and dissertations can be found listed as secondary sources under my name in library catalogues accessible on the Net.

Entries in Reference Books:

The Ninth Book of Junior Authors, ed. Connie C. Rockman. H.W. Wilson, New York and Dublin, 2004.

Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vol 9, Gale, 1992

Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography 1968-1988, Gale, 1989

Contemporary Literary Criticism Vol 8, Gale, 1978; Vol 13, 1980; Vol 22, 1982; Vol 45, 1987; Vol 71, 1992

Dictionary of Literary Biography by Andrew Gordon, Vol 52, Gale, 1986 Children's Literature Review Vol 3, Gale, 1978; Vol 28, 1992

Dictionary of Literary Biography by Brian Attebery, Vol 8, Gale, 1981

Articles and Books:

Conversations with Ursula K. Le Guin, by Carl Freedman, University Press of Mississippi, September 2008.

Bittner, James: "Persuading Us to Rejoice and Teaching Us How to Praise: Le Guin's Orsinian Tales," Science Fiction Studies #16, November 1978.

Bittner, James: Approaches to the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin, UMI Research Press, 1984

Bloom, Harold: "Ursula K. Le Guin" in Modern Critical Views, 1985; "Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness" in Modern Critical Interpretations, 1987

Bucknall, B. J.: Ursula K. Le Guin, Ungar, 1981

Cadden, Mike. Ursula K. Le Guin Beyond Genre: Fiction for Children and Adults. New York and London: Routledge, Inc., 2005. (Volume 33 of the series "Children's Literature and Culture," General Editor: Jack Zipes) 203 pp. Finalist for Locus Magazine's Best nonfiction book of 2005

Cummins, Elisabeth: Understanding Ursula K. Le Guin, University of South Carolina Press, 1990, rev. ed. 1993.

The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed, edited by Laurence Davis and Peter Stillman, Afterword by Ursula K. Le Guin. (Lexington Books, June 2005)

DeBolt, Joseph (ed.): Ursula K. Le Guin: Voyage to Inner Lands and Outer Space, Kennikat Press, 1979

Mahy, Margaret: Two Trilogies and a Mystery: Speculations on the Earthsea Stories.

Olander, Joseph D. and Martin H. Greenberg: Ursula Le Guin, Taplinger, 1979

Reginald, R. et al.: Zephyr and Boreas, Winds of Change in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin

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

"Ursula Le Guin Issue" of Science-Fiction Studies, March 1976

Selinger, Bernard: Le Guin and Identity in Contemporary Fiction, 1987

Slusser, G. E.: The Farthest Shores of Ursula K. Le Guin, Borgo Press, 1976.

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

Wayne, Kathryn Ross: Redefining Moral Education: Life, Le Guin, and Language, 1995

White, Donna R.: Dancing with Dragons: Ursula K. Le Guin and the Critics 1998

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