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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 de Annie Dillard

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974) 5,530 cópias
The Writing Life (1989) 2,582 cópias
An American Childhood (1987) 2,214 cópias
The Maytrees: A Novel (2007) 1,263 cópias
For the Time Being (1999) 1,261 cópias
The Living (1992) 1,214 cópias
Holy the Firm (1977) 1,184 cópias
Living by Fiction (1982) 767 cópias
The Annie Dillard Reader (1994) 354 cópias
Tickets for a Prayer Wheel (1974) 272 cópias
Modern American Memoirs (1995) — Editor — 190 cópias

Associated Works

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1943)algumas edições16,630 cópias
The Art of the Personal Essay (1994) — Contribuinte — 1,386 cópias
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Contribuinte — 785 cópias
Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas (2004) — Contribuinte — 769 cópias
Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir (1987) — Contribuinte — 498 cópias
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Contribuinte — 417 cópias
The Norton Book of Women's Lives (1993) — Contribuinte — 412 cópias
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuinte — 375 cópias
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Contribuinte — 337 cópias
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuinte — 203 cópias
Maiden Voyages: Writings of Women Travelers (1993) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
The Best American Essays 1999 (The Best American Essays) (1999) — Contribuinte — 187 cópias
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contribuinte — 142 cópias
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Contribuinte — 119 cópias
Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (1986) — Contribuinte — 104 cópias
The Best American Essays 1989 (1989) — Contribuinte — 103 cópias
A Literary Christmas: Great Contemporary Christmas Stories (1992) — Contribuinte — 70 cópias
The Seasons of Women: An Anthology (1995) — Contribuinte — 46 cópias
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Contribuinte — 35 cópias
Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2006) — Contribuinte — 34 cópias
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Contribuinte — 32 cópias
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Meditations In Light (1989) — Contribuinte — 12 cópias
Night: A Literary Companion (2009) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Handspan of Red Earth: An Anthology of American Farm Poems (1991) — Contribuinte — 7 cópias


20th century (290) American (355) American literature (416) anthology (598) autobiography (313) biography (304) Brooklyn (333) childhood (129) Christmas (123) classic (477) classics (450) coming of age (420) essay (163) essays (1,616) family (174) favorites (148) fiction (2,395) historical fiction (343) history (115) literature (593) memoir (1,091) natural history (178) nature (801) New York (331) New York City (157) non-fiction (1,558) novel (300) own (185) philosophy (209) poetry (347) poverty (272) read (363) religion (141) short stories (153) spirituality (267) to-read (1,941) unread (206) women (190) writing (943) young adult (156)

Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Dillard, Annie
Nome de batismo
Doak, Meta Ann (born)
Data de nascimento
País (para 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|1967|MA|1968)
The Ellis School
short-story writer
literary critic (mostrar todas 7)
Dillard, R. H. W. (husband|divorced)
Richardson, Robert D., Jr. (husband)
Smith, Lee (friend)
Wesleyan University (professor)
International PEN
Poetry Society of America
Society of American Historians
National Citizens for Public Libraries (mostrar todas 14)
Phi Beta Kappa
Harper's Magazine (editor)
Western Washington University (scholar-in-residence)
Wesleyan Writers' Conference (chair)
American Heritage Dictionary (usage panelistl)
Catholic Commission on Intellectual and Cultural Affairs
Partners in Health
The Virginia Woolfs
Pulitzer Prize (1975)
National Humanities Medal (2015)
Bollingen Prize (1984)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1999)
Arts and Letters Award in Literature (1998)
Campion Award (1994) (mostrar todas 19)
Milton Prize (1994)
Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame (1997)
New York Press Club Award for Excellence (1975)
New York Public Library Literary Lion (1984)
Boston Public Library Literary Light (1990)
Middletown Commission on the Arts Award (1987)
Washington Governor's Award for Literature (1977)
PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2000)
Connecticut Governor's Arts Award (1993)
History Maker Award (Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania ∙ 1993)
St. Botolph's Club Foundation Award (1989)
Appalachian Gold Medallion (1989)
Phi Beta Kappa (1966)
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)


The more broadly I read, the more I learn that there are certain sorts of books that are just not for me. The subgenre I’ve dubbed “nature thoughts” is one of them. Unfortunately for me, this Pulitzer Prize-winner is exactly that. Dillard’s devotion to examining plant and animal life alongside the creek in the Virginia backcountry is clearly deep, and her writing is sweeping and ambitious, but I found it both terminally dull and eye-rollingly overwrought.
ghneumann | outras 104 resenhas | Jun 14, 2024 |
Thought for sure that I'd absolutely love this one given its accolades and my fondness for [b:Meadowland: The Private Life of an English Field|18104707|Meadowland The Private Life of an English Field|John Lewis-Stempel|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1397417031l/18104707._SY75_.jpg|25748804]. Unfortunately, I found it to be meandering and I just couldn't connect with it.
jj24 | outras 104 resenhas | May 27, 2024 |
The first half of this collection of excerpts was quite enjoyable. But then there were long sections from "A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek", which I have already read twice. Then the final section just got... weird. But I am going to check out Dillard's "An American Childhood" now.
Treebeard_404 | outras 10 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
If you like those "historical village" tourist attractions where they recreate old-timey life in static 3D detail — the milkmaid's stool, the cans of cocoa powder, the underequipped schoolroom — then you might like this book. I found it lifeless, its characters smothered under a blanket of superfluous exposition, their thoughts chaperoned tiresomely by Dillard's control-freaky, omniscient 3rd person. What little dialogue there is seems to be more a showcase for the author's lovingly-gathered period vernacular than an engine of character or plot. No character is permitted to appear without a fulsome description of their looks and apparel; no article without an explanation of its provenance, manufacture, etc. We're treated to interminable descriptions of carpentry, dressmaking, agriculture, trees living and dead, and all the other minutiae of life in 19th century Puget Sound, but we never really feel at home there. It's the commonest pitfall of the historical novel — the research overpowering the story — and with "The Living", Dillard hitches up her bloomers, or whatever ladies wore back then (I suppose I should know this after ~500 pages) and leaps enthusiastically in.… (mais)
yarb | outras 24 resenhas | Apr 24, 2024 |



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