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Link: “Freedom and Creative Vitality in a Market Society: Ursula K. Le Guin on Saving Books from Profiteering and Commodification

Original post found at: https://www.themarginalian.org/2018/12/20/ursula-k-le-guin-national-book-award-speech/

Blog post about how Ursula K. LeGuin (one of my heroes, insofar as I have such a thing!) opposed the commodification of literature, and other creative works. This really resonated with me – the profit motive, and publishers’ desire for “marketable” works over “good” ones, are so toxic and counterposed to what actually motivates creativity.

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