Writer Ursula K. Le Guin’s children’s novel A Wizard of Earthsea says so much to us about the importance of Nature and vividly illustrates the way in which Nature affects both our outer and inner lives. Le Guin’s sensitivity to Nature and the environment is woven throughout much of her work, for example in her short story The New Atlantis, which addresses the theme of climate change.

With its story of a young person learning how to become a wizard and to confront dragons and elemental forces, A Wizard of Earthsea is utterly fanciful, but a second look reveals ...


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