Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind. Talks and essays on the writer, the reader and the imagination

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind. Talks and essays on the writer, the reader and the imagination Published 2004 by Shambhala, 336p   This is not an easy book. What makes it provocative is not the style but the complexity of subjects it approaches. Le Guin is mostly known for her books… Continue reading Ursula K. Le Guin, The Wave in the Mind. Talks and essays on the writer, the reader and the imagination

Maya Angelou on living a meaningful life, having ideals and the courage to be oneself

Maya Angelou, Letter to my Daughter Published 2008 by Random House, 166p   Maya Angelou addresses all daughters she had never had but whom she considers her extended family: I gave birth to one child, a son, but I have thousands of daughters. You are Black and White, Jewish and Muslim, Asia, Spanish-speaking, Native American and… Continue reading Maya Angelou on living a meaningful life, having ideals and the courage to be oneself

Essays on the feminist movement and a few words about true values

Rebecca Solnit, Men Explain Things to Me. Images by Ana Teresa Fernandez Granta Publications, London, 2014. First published in the United States by Haymarket Books, 2014, 130p   This book made me feel a little uncomfortable and I don’t know if it was because of all the truths it has revealed or because all the… Continue reading Essays on the feminist movement and a few words about true values