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Always Coming Home - with Cassette & CD

£39.99

Product description

This is a copy of the first UK edition, 1986. It is in excellent condition, although the spine of the jacket is very pale through sunning. It is accompanied by the sound recording 'Music & Poetry of the Kesh' in both the original cassette format, purchased from Gollancz in 1986, and a CD-R version purchased from the composer Todd Barton around 2000.

This novel is an account of the Kesh, a people who "might be going to have lived a long, long time from now in Northern California". It is presented almost as an anthropological text, told mostly in the words of the Kesh themselves in stories, songs and poems, with maps and drawings. Ursula Le Guin was so keen to present the people in their entirety that she got composer Todd Barton to produce recordings of music and recitations presented as field recordings of the Kesh. The issues of this recording included contain a leaflet of notes maintaining this conceit, giving details of the 'field' recordings and quoting the texts in the Kesh language, with translations. (These notes are not available with the current commercial version of this recording.)

An excellent copy of this classic book, with its complementary recording.

Item details

Added value:
With cassette & CD
Author(s):
Le Guin, Ursula; Barton, Todd
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0575038551
ISBN-13:
9780575038554
Number of pages:
525
Publisher:
Gollancz
Title:
Always Coming Home

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This is a copy of the first UK edition, 1986. It is in excellent condition, although the spine of the jacket is very pale through sunning. It is accompanied by the sound recording 'Music & Poetry of the Kesh' in both the original cassette format, purchased from Gollancz in 1986, and a CD-R version purchased from the composer Todd Barton around 2000.

This novel is an account of the Kesh, a people who "might be going to have lived a long, long time from now in Northern California". It is presented almost as an anthropological text, told mostly in the words of the Kesh themselves in stories, songs and poems, with maps and drawings. Ursula Le Guin was so keen to present the people in their entirety that she got composer Todd Barton to produce recordings of music and recitations presented as field recordings of the Kesh. The issues of this recording included contain a leaflet of notes maintaining this conceit, giving details of the 'field' recordings and quoting the texts in the Kesh language, with translations. (These notes are not available with the current commercial version of this recording.)

An excellent copy of this classic book, with its complementary recording.

Added value:
With cassette & CD
Author(s):
Le Guin, Ursula; Barton, Todd
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5 cm
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0575038551
ISBN-13:
9780575038554
Number of pages:
525
Publisher:
Gollancz
Title:
Always Coming Home

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