For Further Reference

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Collins, Jerre. "Leaving Omelas: Questions of Faith and Understanding." Studies in Short Fiction 27 (Fall 1990): 525-36. Collins discusses the structure and intentions of "Omelas" and then offers reasons why the story fails to achieve Le Guin's lofty goals.

Fadiman, Anne. "Ursula K. Le Guin: Voyager to the Inner Land." Life 9 (April 1986): 23-26. Fadiman discusses Le Guin's life and creative inspirations.

Knapp, Shoshana. "The Morality of Creation: Dostoevsky and William James in Le Guin's 'Omelas.'" The Journal of Narrative Technique 15 (Winter 1985): 75-81.

Knapp praises Le Guin's work for providing a realistic portrayal of absolute moral accountability. Slaughter, Jane. "Ursula Le Guin." In The Progressive 62 (March 1998): 36-40. An interview with the author touching on a number of topics relating to her life and works.

Bibliography and Further Reading

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James, William, "The Moral Philosopher and the Moral Life" in William James The Essential Writings, Harper Torchbooks, 1971, pp. 294-308.

Knapp, Shoshana, "The Morality of Creation: Dostoevsky and William James in Le Guin's 'Omelas,'" in The Journal of Narrative Technique, Vol. 15, no. 1, Winter, 1985, pp. 75-81.

Further Reading

DeBolt, Joe, editor, Ursula K. Le Guin: Voyager to Inner Lands and to Outer Space, Kennikat Press, 1979.

A collection of articles examining Le Guin's fictional works.

Slusser, George Edgar, The Farthest Shores of Ursula K. Le Guin, Borgo Press, 1976.

A scholarly overview of Le Guin's career as a writer.

Walker, Paul, "Ursula K. Le Guin" in Speaking of Science...

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