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Dillard, Annie

Works: 173 works in 673 publications in 10 languages and 40,139 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Anecdotes  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3554.I398, B
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Most widely held works about Annie Dillard
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Most widely held works by Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard( Book )
92 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 4,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is the true nature of Nature? Is it a harmonious, interconnected system, operating according to the principles of co-dependence and benevolence? Or is it red in tooth and claw, an unfeeling, unthinking force, in which the individual is overwhelmed and subsumed to serve a larger purpose, one mysterious and obscure? This is what this volume is all about: an exploration into the nature of Nature, an attempt to discover the true character of the natural world around us. Appropriately, it is neither a rapturous celebration of Nature, nor a grim survey of its various cruelties. Rather, like Nature itself, it is something in between, and something quite beautiful. It is a collection of related essays recounting the author's thoughts on Nature as she observes the ecological happenings of the eponymous Tinker Creek in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley for a period of several years
The living by Annie Dillard( Book )
36 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,394 WorldCat member 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 Maytrees by Annie Dillard( Book )
30 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sharing a simple life with his wife and young son in the post-war artist community of his childhood, free-thinking poet Toby Maytree is aided with child-care responsibilities by close friend Deary, who years later comes between Toby and his wife
For the time being by Annie Dillard( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,558 WorldCat member 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 )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member 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
Encounters with Chinese writers by Annie Dillard( )
10 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bizarre encounters between Chinese and American writers
Holy the firm by Annie Dillard( Book )
22 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and held by 1,966 WorldCat member 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 )
24 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,690 WorldCat member 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 )
21 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mornings like this : found poems by Annie Dillard( Book )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,159 WorldCat member 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
The Annie Dillard reader by Annie Dillard( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member 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 )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Their worlds differ: Maureen Howard practices elocution; Frank Conroy practices yo-yo tricks. A young Navajo herder meets a woman on an Arizona hilltop; young Cynthia Ozick stockpiles issues of The Writer magazine in her closet in the Bronx. Sixteen-year-old Don Asher plays the piano for strippers called the Glamazons; statesman Henry Adams in his sixties plays with magnets on his desk
The maytrees [a novel] by Annie Dillard( Recording )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toby Maytree, a poet, falls in love with Lou Bigelow. A friend, Deary, helps the family after a son, Pete is born
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard( Recording )
14 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Annie Dillard presents a series of connected essays that chronicle a year at Tinker Creek in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Observant, deeply contemplative, and beautifully written, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek challenges listeners to study their surroundings beyond their familiar surfaces and uncover new and refreshing milieus
The living a novel by Annie Dillard( Recording )
10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ninety miles north of Seattle on the northwest coast of Washington lies Bellingham Bay, where a rough settlement founded in the 1850's would become the town of Whatcom. Here the Lummi and Nooksack Indian people fish and farm; hermits pay their debts in sockeye salmon; miners track gold-bearing streams. Here, too, is the intimate, murderous tale of three men. Clare Fishburn believes that greatness lies in store for him. John Ireland Sharp, an educated orphan, abandons hope when he sees socialists expel the Chinese workers from the region. Beal Obenchain, who lives in a cedar stump, threatens Clare Fishburn's life. A killer lashes a Chinese worker to a wharf piling at low tide. Settlers pour in to catch the boom the railroads bring. People give birth, drown, burn, inherit rich legacies, and commit expensive larcenies. All this takes place a hundred years ago, when these vital, ruddy men and women were "the living."
The best American essays 1988 by Annie Dillard( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1987 which were originally published in American periodicals
For the time being by Annie Dillard( Recording )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compassionate, informative, and enthralling personal narrative that surveys the panorama of our world, past and present
Seeing beyond : movies, visions, and values : 26 essays by William R Robinson( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Give it all, give it now : one of the few things I know about writing by Annie Dillard( Book )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For anyone who has ever feared the best isn't yet to come, Give It All, Give It Now is an inspiration. Originally intended to inspire writers and aspiring writers, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's words are empowering and energizing, making this book the perfect gift for anyone undertaking a creative endeavor, including someone beginning a new career, turning over a new leaf, or celebrating a milestone." "The message of this surprising little book is brought to life by the remarkable artistry of Sam Fink. His astonishing calligraphy and full-color illustrations brilliantly complement the passion of Dillard's text." "Featuring an introduction by bestselling author Susan Cheever, this distinctive accordion-page book contains 20 color illustrations and is enclosed in a slip case. It is a gift book for all occasions, one that will be revisited time and again for inspiration and encouragement." --Book Jacket
Song of the line by Jack Glenn Gilbert( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"[C]ollaborative book between two friends features over eighty of Jack's poems written over the last twenty years--as well as ten engravings Henryk completed in response to reading Jack's work"--Publisher's website, viewed on October 8, 2014
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Alternative Names
ディラード, アニー
English (452)
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