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Notable Quotable: Ursula K. Le Guin

"Books, you know, they’re not just commodities. The profit motive often is in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words.​" Big Read author Ursula K. Le Guin, speaking at the National Book Awards on Wednesday evening

Read the full text of Le Guin's speech.

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