Most widely held works about Annie Dillard
Most widely held works by Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard ( Book )
88 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 4,073 libraries worldwide
Observations of nature around Tinker Creek in a valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge mountains.
An American childhood by Annie Dillard ( Book )
94 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,281 libraries worldwide
An autobiography describing the author's childhood and life in Pittburgh during the fifties.
The living by Annie Dillard ( Book )
32 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,919 libraries worldwide
Late in the 19th century, surveyors, miners, farmers and other new settlers struggle to make a new life among the Lummi and Nooksack Indians in the settlement at Whatcom on Bellingham Bay near Puget Sound.
The writing life by Annie Dillard ( Book )
41 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,401 libraries worldwide
Dillard describes the working life of a writer. She probes and exposes, examines and analyzes, as she recounts what the actual process of writing feels like.
The Maytrees by Annie Dillard ( Book )
26 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,389 libraries worldwide
Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. Lou takes up painting. When their son Pete appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. These people are all loving, and ironic. As Dillard intimately depicts nature's vastness and nearness, she presents willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love.--From publisher description.
For the time being by Annie Dillard ( Book )
33 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,218 libraries worldwide
This personal narrative surveys the panorama of our world, past and present. Here is a natural history of sand, a catalogue of clouds, a batch of newborns on an obstetrical ward, a family of Mongol horsemen. Here is the story of Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin digging in the deserts of China. Here is the story of Hasidic thought rising in Eastern Europe. Here are defect and beauty together, miracle and tragedy, time and eternity. Dillard poses questions about God, natural evil, and individual existence. Personal experience, science, and religion bear on a welter of fact. How can an individual matter? How might one live?
Teaching a stone to talk : expeditions and encounters by Annie Dillard ( Book )
25 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,026 libraries worldwide
From eastern woods and farmlands to the Pacific northwest coast, to tropical islands and rivers, the author explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.
Holy the firm by Annie Dillard ( Book )
17 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and held by 1,798 libraries worldwide
In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room furnished with "one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice death, and the will of God. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an airplane accident, about a baptism on a cold beach. But behind the moving curtain of what she calls "the hard things -- rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, sometimes far off and sometimes as close by as a veil or air, the power play of holy fire.
Living by fiction by Annie Dillard ( Book )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 1,629 libraries worldwide
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.
Tickets for a prayer wheel; poems by Annie Dillard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and German and held by 1,167 libraries worldwide
Mornings like this : found poems by Annie Dillard ( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,131 libraries worldwide
In Mornings Like This Annie Dillard has given us a witty and moving collection of poems in a wholly original form. Extracting and rearranging sentences from old or odd books, she has composed ironic poems - some serious, some light - on poetry's most heartfelt themes of love, nature, nostalgia, and death. This is a unique variation on the found-poem form. It enables the poet "to dig deep with a shallow tool." Dillard's characteristic voice sounds throughout.
Encounters with Chinese writers by Annie Dillard ( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 1,044 libraries worldwide
The Annie Dillard reader by Annie Dillard ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 913 libraries worldwide
Essays, poems and short stories by a Pulitzer Prize winner. The collection features a new version of Holy the Firm, on the search for God in everyday life. By the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
Modern American memoirs ( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 750 libraries worldwide
The best writers tell true stories that fascinate not because they are true but because they are good stories. The people in them spring to life: James McConkey's stump-armed landlord in Court of Memory, Maxine Hong Kingston's hilarious aunt in The Woman Warrior, Geoffrey Wolff's scoundrel father in The Duke of Deception. Their events are vivid: Harry Crews, playing as a boy, falls into a vat of boiling water with a dead hog. Ralph Ellison visits a tenement to circulate a petition and finds four coal-shovelers discussing grand opera. Chris Offutt joins a circus as a walrus and watches a tattooed woman swallow a fluorescent light. Zora Neale Hurston, doing anthropological fieldwork, runs afoul of a knife-toting jealous woman in a Florida juke joint.
Three by Annie Dillard by Annie Dillard ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
The best American essays 1988 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1987 which were originally published in American periodicals.
Tickets for a prayer wheel by Annie Dillard ( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Seeing beyond : movies, visions, and values : 26 essays by William R Robinson ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Give it all, give it now : one of the few things I know about writing by Annie Dillard ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Tickets for a prayer wheel : for baritone and viola (1997) by Dan Welcher ( )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
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