|aThe wind's twelve quarters :|bshort stories /|cby Ursula K. Le Guin
|aFirst Perennial Library edition
|aNew York :|bPerennial,|c2004.
|axii, 303 pages ;|c21 cm
|aOriginally published: New York: Harper & Row, 1975
|aSemley's necklace.--April in Paris.--The masters.--Darkness box.--The word of unbinding.--The rule of names.--Winter's king.--The good trip.--Nine lives.--Things.--A trip to the head.--Vaster than empires and more slow.--The stars below.--The field of vision.--Direction of the road.--The ones who walk away from omelas.--The day before the revolution
The recipient of numerous literary prizes, including the National Book Award, the Kafka Award, and the Pushcart Prize, Ursula K. Le Guin is renowned for her lyrical writing, rich characters, and diverse worlds. The Wind's Twelve Quarters collects seventeen powerful stories, each with an introduction by the author, ranging from fantasy to intriguing scientific concepts, from medieval settings to the future. Including an insightful foreword by Le Guin, describing her experience, her inspirations, and her approach to writing, this stunning collection explores human values, relationships, and survival, and showcases the myriad talents of one of the most provocative writers of our time.