If aren't living under a rock, you'll know Ursula K. Le Guin died Monday. Her fans will already know this about Omelas, but others likely not: She memorialized Salem in one of her short stories, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."
It's quite indirect, not at all literal, but it's still a little barbed and back-handed, and also humorous. It is trivia rather than something meant as real critique. But it's there!
Cherriots' consultant Jarrett Walker highlighted a relevant book I hadn't known about.
If you haven't encountered her genius, consider doing so this year. It's never too late!
Here are the local clips...
|Oregonian, front page, Wednesday|
|Statesman Journal, page 6 inside, Thursday|