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Unlocking the Air and Other Stories (1996) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

These stories are connected in the way they approach reality while diffusing the traditional boundaries of realism, magical realism, and surrealism. In each, Le Guin finds the detail that reveals the strange in everyday life, or the unexpected depths of an ordinary person.

Contents (with Le Guin's classification by genre):

  • Half Past Four (Multiplied Realism)
  • The Professor's Houses (Miniaturized Realism)
  • Ruby on the 67 (Geriatric Realism)
  • Limberlost (Californian Realism)
  • The Creatures on my Mind (Bestial Realism)
  • Standing Ground (Uncompromising Realism)
  • The Spoons in the Basement (Oneiric Realism)
  • Sunday in Summer in Seatown (Gertrudean Realism)
  • In the Drought (Surrealism)
  • Ether, OR (Oregonian Realism)
  • Unlocking the Air (Orsinian Realism)
  • A Child Bride (Mythological Fantasy)
  • Climbing to the Moon (Temporal Fantasy)
  • Daddy's Big Girl (Real Fantasy)
  • Findings (Syntactical Fantasy)
  • Olders (Vegetable Fantasy)
  • The Wise Woman (Visionary Fantasy)
  • The Poacher (Revisionary Fantasy)

Original title: Unlocking the Air and Other Stories
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction


The following works are contained within this one:
     Professor's Houses, the (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Half Past Four (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Child Bride, a (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Unlocking the Air (1990) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Standing Ground (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     Poacher, the (1993) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Edition #1: Unlocking the Air and Other Stories

Unlocking the Air and Other Stories (1996)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "These gleaming stories are both witty and haunting, masterful and disorienting. It will be impossible to look at the world as we know it after reading this extraordinary collection." Carolyn See
  • "For sheer depth of imagination Ursula K. Le Guin has few rivals in American literature today. These stories confirm her enormous talent for fusing the ordinary with the fabulous. Like Borges, she is an original, a consummately unique storyteller." Judith Freeman
  • "Le Guin has compassion and hard truthfulness. She is absolutely trustworthy in the unvention and realities of the world." Grace Paley
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Manifested in:

Unlocking the Air and Other Stories (2005)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harper Perennial
ISBN: 0060928034
Dimensions: 5.3 x 8 x in
Pages: 224

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