The Annie Dillard Reader

Annie Dillard -- "one of the most distinctive voices in American letters today" (Boston Globe) -- collects her favorite selections from her own writings in this compact volume.

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Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061856945

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 464

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Annie Dillard -- "one of the most distinctive voices in American letters today" (Boston Globe) -- collects her favorite selections from her own writings in this compact volume. A perfect introduction to one of America's most acclaimed and bestselling authors.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Selected Writings Essays and Related Prose Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, 1974 Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters, 1981 The Annie Dillard Reader, 1994 Other writings: the novel The Living ...

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Author: Tracy Chevalier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135314101

Category: Reference

Page: 1024

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This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

A to Z of American Women Writers

Further Reading Dillard, Annie. The Annie Dillard Reader. (Includes Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood). New York: HarperPerennial, 1995. ———. For the Time Being. New York: Knopf, 1999. ———. The Maytrees.

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Author: Carol Kort

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438107936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 417

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Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Tallmadge, John, "Beyond the Excursion: Initiatory Themes in Annie Dillard and Terry Tempest Williams," in Reading the Earth: New Directions in the Study of Literature and Environment, edited by Michael P. Branch, Rochelle Johnson, ...

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Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781410355454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 34

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A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Soul Survivor

The Annie Dillard Reader gathers together excerpts from various works a sampling chosen by the author herself which devoted readers can then pursue in their original sources. CHAPTER ELEVEN FREDERICK BUECHNER Whispers from the Wings I ...

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Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444719093

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Disillusioned by the distortions and hypocrisies of the church in which he grew up, Philip Yancey set out in search of a life enhanced by faith instead of diminished by religion. Having struggled to forge personal convictions about God amid the ironies of life and the incongruities of religion, he looks closer at those whose lives radiate spiritual authenticity rather than pious posturing. From Dostoevsky to Martin Luther King, G. K. Chesterton to Paul Brand, Yancey pays homage to some of the most remarkable, selfless, Christ-like lives our world has known, and asks what both he and we can do to find such beautiful faith in our own lives.

Philip Yancey Soul Survivor Prayer Vanishing Grace

The Writing Life and Living by Fiction offer rich material for those interested in the craft of writing and An American Childhood satisfies readers interested in Annie Dillard herself. She has also published a full-length novel, ...

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Author: Philip Yancey

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473682573

Category: Religion

Page: 1000

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Yancey's lifelong writing career has always focused on the search for honest faith that makes a visible difference for a world in pain. In his landmark book What's So Amazing about Grace? he issued a benchmark call for Christians to be as grace-filled in their behaviour as they are in asserting their beliefs. This collection sets out Yancey's search for a life enhanced by faith instead of diminished by religion. Having struggled to forge personal convictions about God amid the ironies of life and the incongruities of religion, he looks closer at those whose lives radiate spiritual authenticity rather than pious posturing. From Dostoevsky to Martin Luther King, G. K. Chesterton to Paul Brand, Yancey pays homage to some of the most remarkable, selfless, Christ-like lives our world has known, and asks what both he and we can do to find such beautiful faith in our own lives. Multi-award winning spirituality writer Philip Yancey is loved throughout the world for his honest, insightful and inspirational writing.

The Prentice Hall Reader

Her many nonfiction works include the Pulitzer Prize - winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek ( 1974 ) , and her most significant work was gathered and reissued in The Annie Dillard Reader ( 1994 ) , the publication of which coincided with her ...

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Author: George Miller

Publisher:

ISBN: 0136455999

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 628

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Who s who of Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Annie Dillard Reader , 1994. Modern American Memoirs ( Dillard , Annie E. , and Conley , Cort , eds . ) , 1995 . Mornings Like This : Found Poems , 1995 . Other Awards : New York Press Club Award for Excellence , 1975.

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Author: Elizabeth A. Brennan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 1573561118

Category: Reference

Page: 666

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List Pulitzer Prize winners in thirty-nine different categories, arranged chronologically, with biographical and career information, selected works, other awards, and a brief commentary, along with material on Pulitzer.

A Theology of Criticism

New York: Meridian, 1955. narrative art—primary: literature and poetry Dillard, Annie. ''Holy the Firm.'' In The Annie Dillard Reader, 425–54. New York: HarperCollins, 1994. ———. ''A Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.'' In The Annie Dillard ...

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Author: Michael P. Murphy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198044275

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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A number of critics and scholars argue for the notion of a distinctly Catholic variety of imagination, not as a matter of doctrine or even of belief, but rather as an artistic sensibility. They figure the blend of intellectual, emotional, spiritual and ethical assumptions that proceed from Catholic belief constitutes a vision of reality that necessarily informs the artist's imaginative expression. The notion of a Catholic imagination, however, has lacked thematic and theological coherence. To articulate this intuition is to cross the problematic interdisciplinary borders between theology and literature; and, although scholars have developed useful methods for undertaking such interdisciplinary "border-crossings," relatively few have been devoted to a serious examination of the theological aesthetic upon which these other aesthetics might hinge. In A Theology of Criticism, Michael Patrick Murphy proposes a new framework to better define the concept of a Catholic imagination. He explores the many ways in which the theological work of Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905-1988) can provide the model, content, and optic for distinguishing this type of imagination from others. Since Balthasar views art and literature precisely as theologies, Murphy surveys a broad array of poetry, drama, fiction, and film and sets it against central aspects of Balthasar's theological program. In doing so, Murphy seeks to develop a theology of criticism. This interdisciplinary work recovers the legitimate place of a distinct "theological imagination" in critical theory, showing that Balthasar's voice both challenges and complements contemporary developments. Murphy also contends that postmodern interpretive methodology, with its careful critique of entrenched philosophical assumptions and reiterated codes of meaning, is not the threat to theological meaning that many fear. On the contrary, by juxtaposing postmodern critical methodologies against Balthasar's visionary theological range, a space is made available for literary critics and theologians alike. More important, the critic is provided with the tools to assess, challenge, and celebrate the theological imagination as it is depicted today.

Living by Fiction

A discussion of how contemporary fiction reflects contemporary thought and attitudes and draws on the works of Nabokov, Barth, Pynchon, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Beckett, Calvino, and others.

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Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: UOM:39015007055026

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A discussion of how contemporary fiction reflects contemporary thought and attitudes and draws on the works of Nabokov, Barth, Pynchon, Borges, Garcia Marquez, Beckett, Calvino, and others.