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Annie Dillard

Autor(a) de Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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About the Author

Annie Dillard was born Annie Doak in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on April 30, 1945. She received a B.A and an M.A. in English from Hollins College. She writes both fiction and nonfiction books including Tickets for a Prayer Wheel, Holy the Firm, Teaching a Stone to Talk, The Living, and Mornings Like mostrar mais This: Found Poems. She won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She wrote an autobiography entitled An American Childhood. Her work also has appeared in such periodicals as The Atlantic, Harper's Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and Cosmopolitan. She taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974) 5,436 exemplares
The Writing Life (1989) 2,551 exemplares
An American Childhood (1987) 2,199 exemplares
The Maytrees: A Novel (2007) 1,245 exemplares
For the Time Being (1999) 1,244 exemplares
The Living (1992) 1,188 exemplares
Holy the Firm (1977) 1,170 exemplares
Living by Fiction (1982) 764 exemplares
The Annie Dillard Reader (1994) 353 exemplares
Tickets for a Prayer Wheel (1974) 269 exemplares
Mornings Like This: Found Poems (1995) 214 exemplares
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Editor — 189 exemplares

Associated Works

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943)algumas edições16,336 exemplares
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuidor — 1,371 exemplares
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuidor — 773 exemplares
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contribuidor — 754 exemplares
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1987) — Contribuidor — 493 exemplares
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuidor — 414 exemplares
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuidor — 408 exemplares
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 369 exemplares
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuidor — 334 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 201 exemplares
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Contribuidor — 189 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 184 exemplares
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Contribuidor — 172 exemplares
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuidor — 142 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuidor — 117 exemplares
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuidor — 100 exemplares
A Literary Christmas: Great Contemporary Christmas Stories (1992) — Contribuidor — 70 exemplares
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuidor — 46 exemplares
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuidor — 33 exemplares
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Meditations In Light (1989) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Doak, Meta Ann (born)
Data de nascimento
País (no mapa)
Local de nascimento
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Locais de residência
Middletown, Connecticut, USA
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Lummi Island, Bellingham, Washington, USA
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA
Hollins College (BA|English)
Hollins College (MA|English)
The Ellis School
short-story writer
literary critic (mostrar todos 7)
Dillard, R. H. W. (husband|divorced)
Richardson, Robert D., Jr. (husband)
Smith, Lee (friend)
American Academy of Arts and Letters ( [1999])
International PEN
Poetry Society of America
Society of American Historians
National Citizens for Public Libraries (mostrar todos 15)
Phi Beta Kappa
Harper's Magazine (editor)
Western Washington University (scholar-in-residence)
Wesleyan University (professor)
Wesleyan Writers' Conference (chair)
American Heritage Dictionary (usage panelistl)
Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs
Partners in Health
The Virginia Woolfs
Prémios e menções honrosas
Campion Award (1994)
Washington Governor's Award for Literature (1977)
Appalachian Gold Medallion ( [1989])
St. Botolph's Club Foundation Award (1989)
History Maker Award (Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania ∙ 1993)
Connecticut Governor's Arts Award (1993) (mostrar todos 14)
Milton Prize (1994)
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame (1997)
Academy Award in Literature (American Academy of Arts and Letters ∙ 1998)
New York Public Library Literary Lion (1984)
Boston Public Library Literary Light (1990)
Middletown Commission on the Arts Award (1987)
Phi Beta Kappa
Bollingen Prize (1984)
Timothy Seldes (Russell and Volkening)



Annie Dillard em Non-Fiction Readers (Abril 2016)
Group Read- Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, by Annie Dillard em 75 Books Challenge for 2014 (Fevereiro 2014)


How could an Annie Dillard book only get four stars from me? I'm thinking about it in the context of her other work. I came to this book expecting it to be a book from which I could glean some writing advice, even if not directly. And that's how the book is marketed in most contexts. I wasn't able. Not any more than I could from Cather's *O Pioneers* which I just finished. Or from a collection of James Wright's letters. Part of learning to write is to learn what you like from other writers and to emulate them. I guess. That's certainly true about this book. There are few writers who write more compelling and transcendent descriptions than Dillard. My only criticism is that the book lacked focus. It feels like a collection of essays written over the years that didn't really fit into any other collections. Each was beautiful in its own right. But that last chapter about the aerial stunt pilot is incredible. Dillard prose feels both musical and balletic. Like a conductor bringing a score into being without playing an instrument. Magic.… (mais)
trauman | 54 outras críticas | Feb 6, 2024 |
Beautiful essays and encouragement on the writing process. Dillard is like an old friend.
Aidan767 | 54 outras críticas | Feb 1, 2024 |
One of the best books I ever read; it changed my life. It might have helped that Tinker Creek is just a few miles away from the place I spent my childhood summers - pretty much alone with the woods and apple trees and enchantment of the mountains near Roanoke, Virginia.
BethOwl | 103 outras críticas | Jan 24, 2024 |
[Update (2020-05-04): You know what? I'm going to go ahead and raise this to 5 stars. I know I'm going to re-read this. It sticks with me to this day. So why wait?]

"Exuberant." "Extravagant." All through this book, I've been searching for the right adjective to describe Dillard's prose. I'm still not satisfied that I've found it. There is much here to treasure: heart-wrenching anecdotes; natural curiosities related as friend-to-friend; deep philosophical and spiritual issues probed. One thing I liked is that the book is entirely observational; as in, "here are things I've seen and my thoughts about them". It is never polemical; Dillard never tries to convince you there is a Creator. She just relates her thoughts, which implicitly include that idea.
It is perhaps worth noting that Dillard was 27 when she wrote Pilgrim. So it is very much a young author's book. Hence the exuberance, I suppose. Some may find that off-putting. But I found it refreshing.
I listened to the Audible audiobook version, read by Tavia Gilbert. I strongly suspect I enjoyed the book much more that way than I would have coming to it by text alone. Some writers' voices beg to be heard, not just read. So I strongly encourage newcomers to Tinker's Creek to go the audio route. But that said, before I was half-way done, I had ordered a hardcopy version that I could mark up and highlight favorite passages.
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Treebeard_404 | 103 outras críticas | Jan 23, 2024 |



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