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The Writing Life - Annie Dillard
The Writing Life
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Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060919887 (0060919884)
ASIN: 60919884
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 113
Edition language: English
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Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it
3.0 The Writing Life
I liked "The Writing Life" very much however the lyricism of some of the passages was not what I was hoping for. The fragment where she mentions that all of us see art (be it a painting or a piece of writing) in our own way and thus appreciate what others might have missed.
TCWriter
TCWriter rated it
3.0 The Writing Life
Annie Dillard is a brilliant writer, but this book -- a collection of meditations on writing -- meanders around her writing career, sometimes stopping for a minute or two to kick at the dirt.Sprinkled throughout are stories about other writers and adventurers, and while some sparkle, others feel for...
Chance's Take on Books
Chance's Take on Books rated it
5.0
Annie Dillard wrote a brutally honest description of her relationship and struggles with the process of writing. Instead of the usual advice about showing, not telling, etc that I see etched inside my eyelids, as I read The Writing Life, I was compelled to copy its poetic quotes on note cards that I...
lanewillson
lanewillson rated it
2.0 The Writing Life
A short, pretentious read that leaves me hoping I never start quoting Emerson. I have no idea why I chose to read the book, and it is a question that its pages did not answer for me.
Minor Characters
Minor Characters rated it
A charming little read, with its insights and strange tales of the writing life. I enjoyed the presentation of musings and explanations of varying lengths; the mind of a writer doesn't always (or even necessarily often) present itself in a linear fashion conducive to the traditional narrative. Unf...
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