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Ursula K. Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea" is arguably the most widely admired American fantasy novel of the past 50 years. The book's elegant diction, geographical sweep and mounting suspense are quite irresistible. Earthsea - composed of an archipelago of many islands - is a land of the imagination, like Oz, Faerie or the dream-like realm of our unconscious. Earthsea may not be a "real" world but it is one that our souls recognize as meaningful and "true." Actions there possess an epic grandeur, a mythic resonance that we associate with romance and fairy tale.
In this hour, hear stories about the failure of flight. In one story a man mysteriously falls from the sky onto a sunny London street, and in another, a plane crashes into a mountainside, and an 11-year-old walks away.
Now in his 15th year leading Stanford University, President John Hennessy will reflect broadly and expansively on his tenure atop one of the nation's top research and teaching universities. He will also address the pressures facing Stanford and other institutions of advanced research, and the evolving role Stanford plays in Silicon Valley's innovation ecosystem.