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The Tombs of Atuan (1970)

by Ursula K. Le Guin

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Series: The Earthsea Cycle (2)

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Arha's isolated existence as high priestess in the tombs of Atuan is jarred by a thief who seeks a special treasure.
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    The Unspoken Name by A K Larkwood (Aquila)
    Aquila: I feel like The Unspoken Name takes The Tombs of Atuan as a starting point, but it's just the beginning of a completely different story.
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    Maresi by Maria Turtschaninoff (spiphany)

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this story is hella more disturbing than i realized when I was 12. ( )
  ansate | Nov 21, 2022 |
Originally read over forty years ago, it was a joy to reread this story told in simple language, which feels familiar, well worn and like a fairy tale.

This edition also has an interesting afterword written in 2012, which reflects upon the circumstances and writing of the book, as a sequel of The Wizard of Earthsea, and a prequel of the Earthsea books written after the original trilogy. ( )
  CarltonC | Nov 5, 2022 |
Continuação excelente para Um Mago de Terramar, mais tocante, ao menos para alguém já crescido. Focada na vida da jovem sacerdotisa dos inomeáveis, tal como o primeiro livro da série, trabalha o mistério enquanto mistério, preservando-lhe o caráter ambíguo, de força real do mundo tanto quanto metáfora para embates do desenvolvimento pessoal e sentimentos. É interessante como toda a esfera do ritualístico e do religioso é colocado nesse lugar onde existe um sistema de incertezas quanto à realidade das forças e a existência das entidades que serve como arcabouço para as práticas cotidianas e os ensinamentos. Mas não é que os inomeáveis sejam pura ficção para a consolidação do poder imperial, e o trono vazio um lugar meramente simbólico que constrói a neutralidade para arbítrios difíceis. E é esse jogo entre convenção e efetividade que Ursula Le Guin desenvolve de modo magistral, os envolvendo em mistério. ( )
  henrique_iwao | Aug 30, 2022 |
A little dull till Ged appears, interesting that the author does not give a physical form to her monsters. ( )
  MarkLacy | May 29, 2022 |
A reread ( )
  RealLifeReading | Mar 11, 2022 |
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Carol Reich (KLIATT Review, March 1995 (Vol. 29, No. 2))
Le Guin's 1970 fantasy for YAs (part two of the Earthsea Trilogy) has held up well over the decades and remains engaging. Narrative predominates throughout, but during the dialogue Inglis' voiced characters are never confusing to the listener. The three main female voices are acceptably done, the two main male voices are well done, the recording is clear, and Inglis is skilled enough to drop out of character for phrases such as "she said." Between the two of them, Le Guin and Inglis paint a vivid picture of the devious, threatening labyrinth that exists both underneath the temple and within the heart of the High Priestess whom the Wizard Ged rescues from service to the Nameless Ones. This book can stand alone. Category: Fiction Audiobooks. KLIATT Codes: JS*--Exceptional book, recommended for junior and senior high school students. 1994, Recorded Books, 4 tapes, 5.5 hrs.
added by kthomp25 | editKLIATT, Carol Reich (Mar 1, 1995)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Ursula K. Le Guinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Garraty, GailIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gilbert, Anne YvonneCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guay, RebeccaCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Inglis, RobNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paronis, MargotTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pergameno, SandroPrefacesecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rambelli, RobertaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rikman, KristiinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Solo nel silenzio la parola,
solo nella tenebra la luce,
solo nella morte è vita;
fulgido è il volo del falco
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La creazione di Éa
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Le Guin, Ursula K.,1929-2018.
Οι τάφοι του Ατουάν / Ούρσουλα Λε Γκεν · μετάφραση Λίλη Ιωαννίδου. - Αθήνα : Όμμα, 1992. - 143σ. · 21.5x11.5εκ.
Το δεύτερο βιβλίο του έπους της Γαιοθάλασσας.
Γλώσσα πρωτοτύπου: αγγλικά
Τίτλος πρωτοτύπου: The Tombs of Atuan, 1971
ISBN 960-7271-02-1, (Μαλακό εξώφυλλο) [Εξαντλημένο ]
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