Books: Worlds Enough and Time

THE BEGINNING PLACE by Ursula K. Le Guin; Harper & Row; 183 pages; $8.95

The story of Adam and Eve should have made the point once and for all: no matter how blissful the garden, there is always a snake in the grass somewhere. Yet the green enticements of Eden die hard, especially among city folk who would not know a primrose from a petunia. The more man-made their environment, the more likely they are to dream of running for shade. In The Beginning Place, her 13th novel, Ursula Le Guin retells this story,...

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