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  Tales from Earthsea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Tales from Earthsea, by Ursula K. Le Guin, first published in 2001, is a collection of short stories from Le Guin's Earthsea world.
A common thread to all the stories is the effort to reinterpret the world of Earthsea.
The books of the original trilogy presented Earthsea in general and the practice of magic in particular as strongly male-dominated.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tales_from_Earthsea   (328 words)

  
 CRITIQUE :: Tales from Earthsea
Earthsea is an immense archipelago of small and large islands, with most of the trappings of standard fantasy: magic, lonely towers, kings, wizards, and dragons.
It is a variant on the often-told tale of the mysterious stranger who arrives in a remote village, but with many original touches: for instance, the arrival of not just one mysterious stranger, but one at the start of the story and another at the end.
It is the most deliberately feminist tale of the five, telling the story of a young woman who is challenged by a male sorcerer to go to Roke and study at the school of magic–a privilege that at this time in Earthsea history is reserved for men.
www.critiquemagazine.com /article/earthsea.html   (1179 words)

  
 Tales from Earthsea (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The movie is based primarily on the third book of the Earthsea series, The Farthest Shore, by Ursula K. Le Guin.
In the past, numerous directors have attempted to adapt the Earthsea cycle for film only to be refused by the author herself.
Ursula K. LeGuin, the author of the Earthsea Series, was disappointed in the film from her review on her website.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tales_from_Earthsea_(anime)   (892 words)

  
 Ink Scrawl: Book Review: Tales From Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
In Tales From Earthsea Le Guin explores much of Earthsea, places and characters that had been mentioned in the earlier novels and explains some of the "mythology" and history of the world of Earthsea.
The first tale, The Finder, is a novella that tells the story of Otter/Medra and the origins of school of magic upon the "Isle of the Wise," the island of Roke (Hogwarts from the Harry Potter books, many believe, is derived from and influenced by Earthsea's School of magic on Roke Island.
Tales from Earthsea is a wonderful work and fans of the Earthsea books will be delighted with the insights that Le Guin offers into her magical world through these five tales.
inkscrawl.blogspot.com /2005/11/book-review-tales-from-earthsea-by.html   (2677 words)

  
 Flame Bait Discussion: Tales from Earthsea
Tales from Earthsea continues the fleshing out of Earthsea and in particular the challenging of the wizard's way of life that began in Tehanu.
Tales is a collection of five stories, "The Finder," "Darkrose and Diamond," "The Bones of the Earth," "On the High Marsh," and "Dragonfly." Both "Darkrose and Diamond" and "Dragonfly" were previously published elsewhere, and as expected, they stand better alone than the others do.
There were some nice cultural additions to Earthsea featured in the story that haven't appeared anywhere else, but since I didn't care for the characters it made no difference to me that the two of them got together in the end, and that's not a good sign for what is supposed to be a romance.
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 Tales From Earthsea
Tales From Earthsea, was originally published in May 2001; The Other Wind, in September 2001.
When he first found the heart of Earthsea, the island of Roke, the majority of its inhabitants were women.
Each mini tale tells an individual’s trials, journeys and of their spirit, and builds on the main theme.
www.yetanotherbookreview.com /tales_from_earthsea.htm   (405 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Tales from Earthsea: Short Stories: Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
The world of Earthsea is as vivid as ever, or perhaps even more so, the language is beautiful, and the stories hold many surprises yet remain faithful to the world of the original trilogy.
the "tales of earthsea" is a collestion of 5 different stories telling you the history of earthsea, how the school of roke was established and the continues battle of the magic world.
Here we find ourselves far back in the history of Earthsea, when wizard fought wizard as a matter of course, when magical knowledge was jealously guarded, when the average non-magical person lived in fear of what magic would visit them next.
www.amazon.co.uk /Tales-Earthsea-Ursula-K-Guin/dp/1842552066   (1984 words)

  
 The SF Site Featured Review: Tales from Earthsea
It didn't help that I'd heard from Le Guin fans Tales was not a good place to enter the Earthsea series, as newcomers to her fantasy world would probably be lost without knowledge of the previous novels as reference.
The tales range from "The Finder," set early on in the history of Earthsea, to "Dragonfly," a piece which serves as the vanguard of Le Guin's recent novel, The Other Wind.
The collection spans the history of Earthsea, some of them shedding light on times where social conventions are quite different from those depicted in Le Guin's novels -- particularly gender roles in regard to the use of magic.
www.sfsite.com /09a/te135.htm   (647 words)

  
 Review: Discovering the Earth in Earthsea: Ursula K. Le Guin's Tales from Earthsea, reviewed by Christopher Cobb
So the world of Earthsea has proven for Ursula K. Le Guin, who has added once again to her writings set in the world of Earthsea with the story collection Tales from Earthsea, published this month by Harcourt.
The format of the tale collection gives Le Guin the freedom to use the whole range of styles she has developed for tales of this world, but the value of the collection is not just in its variety.
The tales turn on the way wizards' feet rest on the earth; they turn on caves, hills, and the deep-rooted trees of the Immanent Grove on Roke, in ways that stories of Earthsea never have before.
www.strangehorizons.com /2001/20010423/tales_from_earthsea.shtml   (1746 words)

  
 Tales from Earthsea
It is one of the few fantasy worlds regularly ranked with Tolkien, both for its breadth of imagination and for its care and consistency of detail.
Tales of Earthsea is certainly not an exploitation of a successful series, the way many other fantasy books stretch an idea thinner and thinner to wring out sales.
While Earthsea may have begun as a teen readers fantasy story, le Guin’s mastery of her writing has made it a reward for all fantasy fans.
www.latrobe.edu.au /childlit/Reviews/TalesEarthsea.htm   (419 words)

  
 Compare Prices and Read Reviews on Ursula K. Le Guin - Tales from Earthsea at Epinions.com
Technically, Tales from Earthsea was the fifth book written as part of Ursula LeGuin's Earthsea Cycle, but it doesn't follow the story that began with A Wizard of Earthsea chronologically.
In this tale, a mad wizard whose True Name is Irioth comes upon a village where all the cows are dying.
By the point at which Tales from Earthsea was released (and when Le Guin herself recommends it should be read), most of this information is already familiar to the reader, and just seems redundant (and more filler) included here.
www.epinions.com /content_193820135044?linkin_id=3057321   (1418 words)

  
 Goro Miyazaki's Blog (Page 1) // Tales from Earthsea // Nausicaa.net
Now the Earthsea series goes up to the sixth book: "Tales from Earthsea", but at that time it only extended as far as the third book, "The Farthest Shore".
What was interesting for me about it was not the excitement of a magical realm, but that the story of the inner growth of a boy who couldn't control his own magical powers resonated with me. As a high school student myself, I projected myself onto the protagonist, Ged.
In the Earthsea saga, magic is searching for the true nature of things and by knowing their true names, to work upon the existence of the thing itself.
www.nausicaa.net /miyazaki/earthsea/blog/blog01.html   (653 words)

  
 Tales from Earthsea: Short Stories Book at Shop Ireland
The main thing that drew me to the earthsea stories was the impalpable sense of magic that appeared in the first books.
The tales collected here, however, are not, as the author explicitly expains, such stories, enjoying and employing the world of her earlier books; they are instead attempts to move on, to try something new and challenging.
The Battle of the Sexes is much older than Earthsea, but this book is hardly a valuable addition to that great struggle, one side is made so weedy it is little more than a Walkover.
www.shopireland.ie /books/reviews/1842552147   (1248 words)

  
 Earthsea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Earthsea is a world of mostly water, with most of the land being composed of many small islands in an archipelago with each island largely governing itself.
Earthsea, from The Farthest Shore, map by Gail Garraty, 1972.
Earthsea also defined the concept of dragons for me. The dragons of Earthsea are wise, powerful, ancient, majestic and magical creatures who care little for the affairs of humans and others who live for such a short time.
scv.bu.edu /aarondf/earthsea/earthsea.html   (1063 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Tales from Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 5): Books: Ursula K. Le Guin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Her finest fantasy was "The Earthsea Trilogy," comprised of "A Wizard of Earthsea," "The Tombs of Atuan" and "The Farthest Shore." They are marvelous stories, and they hint at other, older stories and myths.
In "Tehanu," a later book of Earthsea, she told us of some of the events that followed the events of "The Farthest Shore," and delved deeper into the mystery of dragons and the relationship between dragons and men.
At the end of the stories, there is a summary of the peoples, languages and history of Earthsea, modelled loosely on the famous Appendices to "The Lord of the Rings." I suppose the history consists of the stories that will never be told as novels or short stories, which is really too bad.
www.amazon.com /Tales-Earthsea-Cycle-Book-5/dp/0151005613   (2952 words)

  
 Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales from Earthsea
Ursula Le Guin admits in the foreword to Tales From Earthsea that she once thought she was done chronicling that particular world.
Her writing is as persuasive as always and has an extra crispness in these stories of Earthsea's past and sort-of present.
In the introduction to Tales, Le Guin says she once thought she had finished her stories of Earthsea, that she'd caught up to "now" and had no more to say.
www.rambles.net /leguin_talesfrom.html   (749 words)

  
 The Earthsea Trilogy (Ursula Le Guin) - book review
In A Wizard of Earthsea young goatherd Ged discovers his talent for magic and is sent to the school for wizards on the island of Roke, at the centre of the world.
She has dug selectively and worked her material wisely, making something genuinely original — and if parts of her work seem exposed thirty years on, that is only because later writers have carried out indiscriminate open-cut mining in the area.
A Wizard of Earthsea is about a young man's coming of age, in which he attends an all-male school for wizards, and much of it is set at sea; The Tombs of Atuan is a young woman's coming of age in an all-female temple complex, and much of it happens underground.
dannyreviews.com /h/Earthsea.html   (654 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - TALES FROM EARTHSEA by Ursula K. Le Guin
Le Guin's Earthsea books (and many of her other novels) play out in a culture of their own --- there is no Oz-like transition from Kansas to fairyland --- and these stories belong to the realm of legend, myth, and song.
Yet TALES FROM EARTHSEA, like all her books, does encompass an idea of good and evil, right and wrong; it shows its heart in an age when much literary fiction merely shrugs.
Perhaps it is this quality that has brought adult readers of fantasies and fairy tales out of the closet lately, for in a moral flatland, more than ever we need heroes and villains --- complex ones, not Disneyesque figures, and not the conventional antagonists of the mystery or technothriller, either.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0151005613.asp   (627 words)

  
 Gedo senki (2006)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gedo Senki, or Tales from Earthsea, seems to be one episode of a series of tales where Ged (Gedo) is the central character.
I hope the film kept to the spirit of the original story and the author is pleased with the Ghibli presentation.
Tales from Earthsea has some irretrievably evil characters, so the director's father, the great Hayao Miyazaki, would have rewritten the story and likely would have faced the ire of the original author.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0495596   (669 words)

  
 Tales From Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin
'Tales from Earthsea' includes five short stories spread across the history of Earthsea and a section at the end entitled 'A Description of Earthsea'.
These stories and the description of Earthsea are the author's deeper delving into the world of Earthsea and its history and background.
To quote LeGuin, 'So these are reports of my explorations and discoveries: tales from Earthsea for those who have liked or think they might like the place, and who are willing to accept these hypotheses:- things change: authors and wizards are not always to be trusted: nobody can explain a dragon.
www.computercrowsnest.com /articles/books/2003/nz6785.php   (702 words)

  
 Le Guin's Wizard of Earthsea on SciFi Channel - www.ezboard.com
The Wizard of Earthsea movie will be airing on SciFi channel in two parts on Monday and Tuesday, December 13 and 14.
Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
The Earthsea trilogy is very close to my heart as it pretty well started me off on my path to eventually becoming a book Illustrator.
www.surlalunefairytales.com /boardarchives/2004/dec2004/leguinearthsea.html   (333 words)

  
 Tales from Earthsea // Nausicaa.net
Based on the Earthsea series by Ursula K. Le Guin.
A more sensible translation is "Ged's war chronicle" or "Ged's history of the war".
The official English title is "Tales from Earthsea".
www.nausicaa.net /miyazaki/earthsea   (72 words)

  
 Raph’s Website » Studio Ghibli’s Tales from Earthsea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
I somehow managed to miss the Tales from Earthsea trailer.
Oogami, in the case of the Earthsea stuff, it’s because the original books were all set in a semi-tropical island archipelago and the author specifically portrayed the principal characters as dark-skinned (a wide array of dark colors, actually).
Im not sure of the metaphors implied in Earthsea, but there are racial tensions in asia between races that don’t look so different from each other.
www.raphkoster.com /2006/04/12/studio-ghiblis-tales-from-earthsea   (981 words)

  
 Le Guin, Tales From Earthsea (069legu1)
Although it's not a novel, Tales From Earthsea manages to maintain the sense of Earthsea at least as well as did Tehanu, and each of the stories demonstrates that Le Guin writes stories at the right length: what they need, not what will sell.
The story is not inconsistent with the earlier trilogy (a trap all too easy, and all to common, with prequels), but begins to place some different perspective on Ged's history.
Instead, one must seek an equilibrium between the yin and the yang, just as the wizards of Earthsea strive to maintain the equilibrium of their reality.
savage.authorslawyer.com /reviews/069legu1.shtml   (815 words)

  
 Bookreporter.com - TALES FROM EARTHSEA by Ursula K. LeGuin
This is the first page of the Book of the Dark, written some six hundred years ago in Berila, on Enlad: "After Elfarran and Morred perished and the Isle of Sol"a sank beneath the sea, the Council of the Wise governed for the child Serriadh until he took the throne.
A story may be pieced together from such scraps and fragments, and though it will be an airy quilt, half made of hearsay and half of guesswork, yet it may be true enough.
It's a tale of the Founding of Roke, and if the Masters of Roke say it didn't happen so, let them tell us how it happened otherwise.
www.bookreporter.com /reviews/0151005613-excerpt.asp   (1354 words)

  
 SciFi Japan » TALES FROM EARTHSEA
Earthsea is a world mostly covered with water, where wizards command magic by using the true names of things which give them great power over the world (a theme which was also explored in Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning SPIRITED AWAY).
TALES FROM EARTHSEA marks the directorial debut of Hayao Miyazaki’s son Goro Miyazaki.
While critical and fan reviews of HOWL’S were decidedly mixed, there’s good reason to believe that TALES FROM EARTHSEA has a better chance for success considering the power of the original novels and the sympathy Studio Ghibli would seem to have to the basic theme of the story.
www.scifijapan.com /articles/2006/04/24/tales-from-earthsea   (1107 words)

  
 Review: Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Included at the end is a good description of the Earthsea world, mostly just information that has been in the novels or these stories, but all collected together in one place.
In Earthsea, magic requires dealing with and understanding some hard philosophical problems, not just exercising power, and the connection between magic and true names enhances this wonderfully.
Despite that, it's a good setup for dealing more with the Earthsea bias against women's magic, explaining more about how it came about and what it's effect is. Despite not connecting to the main character, I thoroughly enjoyed the ending.
www.eyrie.org /~eagle/reviews/books/0-441-01124-1.html   (557 words)

  
 Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin, fantasy books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Le Guin's Earthsea fantasy books are A Wizard of Earthsea (1968), The Tombs of Atuan (1970), The Farthest Shore (1972), Tehanu (1990), Tales from Earthsea (collection of 5 stories, 2001), and The Other Wind (2001).
Orisinan Tales (1976) and Malafrena (1979) are fantasies set in the 19th century in a fictional European country.
The Hugo winning novella "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" (1973) is a tale about the cost of the good life, a moral lesson about the funding of Utopia.
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