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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful, poetic read, 20 May 2002
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This review is from: Orsinian Tales (Paperback)
Le Guin's series of stories spanning the chronology of an imaginary central European country from the middle ages to the days of the iron curtain is beautifully written, wonderfully realised, and utterly memorable. Every phrase of le Guin's elegant, measured prose leaves vivid images in the reader's mind. An unfortunately obscure gem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An absolute gem of a book, 20 May 2002
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This review is from: Orsinian Tales (Hardcover)
Le Guin's series of stories spanning the chronology of an imaginary central European country from the middle ages to the days of the iron curtain is beautifully written, wonderfully realised, and utterly memorable. Every phrase of le Guin's elegant, measured prose leaves vivid images in the reader's mind...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Country, 4 July 2012
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This review is from: Orsinian Tales: Stories (Paperback)
A subtle collection of tales set in a fictional country, somewhere in Central Europe (I was reminded in part of Prague in the city descriptions but also Slovenia) and set at different dates throughout history from 1130 to 1965. Political events are alluded to (clearly an authoritarian regime is in place post-WWII) but the emphasis is always on 'ordinary' humans and their extraordinary feelings. Destinies are seized, lost or simply endured. The characters come beautifully to life in Le Guin's limpid prose.
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