Three by Annie Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, An American Childhood, The Writing Life

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  • Title: Three by Annie Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, An American Childhood, The Writing Life
  • Author: Annie Dillard
  • ISBN: 9780060920647
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback

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Three by Annie Dillard: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, An American Childhood, The Writing Life

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  1. Annie Dillard born April 30, 1945 is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non fiction She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut from

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  1. I m still in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and think I will stop for the time being when I reach the end Too many other books flooding in, both from the library and my mad spending spree.I appreciate Annie Dillard s compendium of observation, the diverse and fascinating data that salts this book, and the beauty of her writing.I ve finished Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and enjoyed it, although it isn t the kind of book I usually read I will come back to the other two books later.I have read it alternatin [...]


  2. Totally cheating, I just wanted to fit quotes from Pilgrim here.This is it, I think, this is it, right now, the present, this empty gas station, here, this western wind, this tang of coffee on the tongue, and I am patting the puppy, I am watching the mountain And the second I verbalize this awareness in my brain, I cease to see the mountain or feel the puppy I am opaque, so much black asphalt I sip my coffee I look at the mountain, which is still doing its tricks, as you look at a still beautif [...]


  3. I deeply admire what Annie Dillard does She has a way of crafting an essay in which readers learn little to nothing about her actual life, but feel as though they ve been given a glimpse of something very personal She has a way of achieving poignancy within these hugely intellectual philosophical musings of hers and I think it comes from her ability to craft an indelible image and build upon it.The Writing Life was, weirdly, the least interesting of the three for me I had just read Anne Lamott s [...]


  4. I first read this 3 work set by Dillard almost 30 years ago and some of the imagery is so vivid that I have remembered it to this day I m embarrassed to say it took me 5 months to read it this time around it s not that I was disinterested, but I felt the subject matter was so weighty it deserved a slow, savoring read The first time I read this, I was in my late teens early 20s and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek was my favorite of the three essays This time, An American Childhood really resounded with m [...]


  5. I just finished Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and I think it time to take a break from Annie Dillard and come back to the rest later Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is a beautiful book, slow reading, a book on seeing, and curiosity, and learning from the minutia of nature It s made me pay attention to the world of tiny things around me, and marvel at all of nature s graphic contradictions and possibilities, and the extraordinary weirdness of insects I also think Eudora Welty put it perfectly in her 1974 NYT [...]


  6. I am not much for nature in literature or even poetry So it speaks very highly in my eyes that Annie Dillard can talk so much about nature that is quite interesting to me D


  7. In Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, I was a part of the picture of nature The scientific and mythologic context of nature and people are breaded throughout the pages An Eskimo tale that is unforgettable to me Is beauty itself an intricately fashioned lure, the cruelest hoax of all There is a certain fragment of an ancient and involved Eskimo tale I read in Farley Mowat that for years has risen, unbidden, in my mind The fragment is a short scenario, observing all the classical unities, simple and cruel, [...]


  8. There are three books in this book, the first is A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, and that is which I ve read.I bought this because J.D Jespersen recommended it, and both professors Carl and Colpitts read from it and other Annie Dillard while we worked in our art classes I started it not really sure what the point was, and I finished the same Whatever compelled her to write all this down, however, I am incredibly grateful for because I was fascinated from start to finish Basically, she gives a descrip [...]


  9. This happens to be my favorite book, and has been since the tender year that I was a fumbling sopho in college, meeting An American Childhood for the first time This book and I we would meet again and again over the years, sometimes in a seemingly never ending succession, sometimes at intervals that re created the magic, the lump in my throat that made me fall in love with this work in the first place.I cannot adequately frame with words that find themselves paltry, and simultaneously bare, the [...]


  10. Annie Dillard is worthy of her many accolades she has received and Tinker Creek and An American Childhood are two of her best works The Writing Life, is less strong, but is an interesting behind the scenes look at her process Dillard has a eye for finding immediacy and meaning in small moments in a way that doesn t feel hackneyed or forced and descriptions are lovely My only fault with these books is that Dillard uses a handful of the same stories in both Childhood and Tinkercreek, but they are [...]


  11. The world s spiritual geniuses seem to discover universally that the mind s muddy river, this ceaseless flow of trivia and trash, cannot be dammed, and trying to dam it is a waste of effort that might lead to madness Instead you must allow the muddy river to flow unheeded in the dim channels of consciousness you raise your sights you look along it, mildly, acknowledging its presence without interest and gazing beyond it into the realm of the real where subjects and objects act and rest purely, w [...]


  12. I read all of these books separately but they re three of her best The one that truly shows what Dillard can do is the Pulitzer winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek If you like that, you ll probably like An American Childhood , though it s not nearly so deep nor is it intended to be The Writing Life is a good solid read for any writer Lots of inspiration and good advice here.


  13. Most buy this for a A Writing life but the true masterpiece is Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Dillard s paen of praise to nature in the style of Thoreau.I believe this to be one of the most sensitive works of American literature that few read today but were oh so popular some 40 years ago.Like a fine piece of archaeology it can be read on many levels


  14. Sometimes I am a lazy reader I like obvious plots, obvious characters etc That doesn t always mean good writing Good writers aren t lazy Annie Dillard isn t lazy and her writing isn t easy.It s beautiful So far, I ve only read An American Childhood, but based on the language, I look forward to reading the others novels as well.


  15. I love Annie Dillard and you get three of her books in one cover with this one You definately have to be in the mood for Dillard, but I so often am that I can easily say she is one of my favorite authors Top five for sure The Writing Life hit the spot for me, but read them all.


  16. I haven t finished the book yet but the five stars are for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Her way of seeing and describing nature is like a meditation I will eventually read the other two books in this volume.


  17. I am awed by what I am reading Ligrim at Tinker Creek mirrors the lessons I have been honing the past few yearswhat I tasted on the Camino when I walked it in spring 2009 It speaks to me heart and my mind I am hungry for .


  18. This contains one of the best books ever written, and two others that deserve long afternoons on the couch with the dog and a glass of hot tea I think Annie Dillard changed my life with Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Read this one with a pencil and a highlighter Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful.



  19. I m still learning and in constant awe of Dillard s sublime portrayal of just about everything It s like peering through a web of nostalgia, but in a good way.


  20. I really liked these three when I read them years ago NOt certain how I might assess them if I read them today.


  21. Annie Dillard s writing is beautiful I enjoyed all of this, your walks in nature, your stories from growing up, and her thoughts on writing One of my favorite writiers.


  22. The Writing Life is an extraordinary meditation on what it means to be a writer I ve still not read the other titles, but look forward to reading them.



  23. Had a hard time getting into the first chapter, but now that I get her voice, I m finding it to be so lovely.



  24. Dillard is one of the finest contemporary AMerican writers If you like good writing, Annie Dillard is your gal




  25. based on a recommendation, i m starting Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.andering is probably the best word to describe the story and i m really not confident that it s going to go anywhere.


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