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Dillard, Annie

Works: 240 works in 1,025 publications in 13 languages and 40,255 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Fiction  Autobiographies  Essays  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Domestic fiction  Meditations  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Book designer, Other
Classifications: PS3554.I398, 818.5409
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Most widely held works by Annie Dillard
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard( Book )

129 editions published between 1974 and 2019 in 11 languages and held by 4,670 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 )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,003 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 )

36 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 2,568 WorldCat member 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 )

36 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest--and often darkest--corners.Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding."
Teaching a stone to talk : expeditions and encounters by Annie Dillard( Book )

44 editions published between 1969 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,154 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( )

17 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 2,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This informative narrative is full of fascinating people: Chinese people, mostly writers, who encounter American writers in various bizarre circumstances in both China and the U.S. There is a toasting scene at a Chinese banquet; a portrait of a bitter, flirtatious diplomat at a dance hall; a formal meeting with Chinese writers; a conversation with an American businessman in a hotel lobby; an evening with long-suffering Chinese intellectuals in their house; a scene in the Beijing foreigners' compound with an excited European journalist; and a scene of unwarranted hilarity at the Beijing Library. In the U.S., there is Allen Ginsberg having a bewildering conversation in Disneyland with a Chinese journalist; there is the lovely and controversial writer Zhang Jie suiting abrupt mood changes to a variety of actions; and there is the fiercely spirited Jiange Zilong singing in a Connecticut dining room, eyes closed. These are real stories told with a warm and lively humor, with a keen eye for paradox, and with fresh insight into the human drama
Holy the firm by Annie Dillard( Book )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,953 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 )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 1,619 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 )

19 editions published between 1900 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 1,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems consider religion, the holidays, love, nature, the past, office life, the seasons, prayer, and the soul
The abundance : narrative essays old and new by Annie Dillard( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself
Mornings like this : found poems by Annie Dillard( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 897 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 by Annie Dillard( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 759 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
Inventing the truth : the art and craft of memoir by Russell Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past. Anyone undertaking the project of writing a memoir knows that the events, memories, and emotions of the past often resist the orderly structure of a book. Inventing the Truth offers wisdom from nine notable memoirists about their process (Ian Frazier searched through generations of family papers to understand his parents' lives), the hurdles they faced (Annie Dillard tackles the central dilemma of memoir: what to put in and what to leave out), and the unexpected joys of bringing their pasts to the page. Featured authors include Russell Baker on Growing Up; Jill Ker Conway on The Road from Coorain; Annie Dillard on An American Childhood; Ian Frazier on Family; Henry Louis Gates Jr. on Colored People; Alfred Kazin on A Walker in the City; Frank McCourt on Angela's Ashes; Toni Morrison on Beloved; and Eileen Simpson on Poets in Their Youth."--
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard( Recording )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and Undetermined 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 maytrees : [a novel] by Annie Dillard( Recording )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 455 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
Tickets for a prayer wheel by Annie Dillard( Book )

11 editions published between 1974 and 2002 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living : a novel by Annie Dillard( Recording )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ninety miles north of Seattle on the Washington coast lies Bellingham Bay, where a rough settlement founded in the 1850s would become the town of Whatcom. Here, the Lummi and Nooksack Indian people fish and farm, hermits pay their debts in sockeye salmon, and 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( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 201 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 )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 196 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?
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The livingThe MaytreesFor the time beingTeaching a stone to talk : expeditions and encountersEncounters with Chinese writersHoly the firmLiving by fictionTickets for a prayer wheel : poems
Alternative Names
Annie Dillard Ameerika Ühendriikide kirjanik

Annie Dillard Amerikaans auteur

Annie Dillard amerikansk poet

Annie Dillard écrivaine américaine

Annie Dillard escriptora estatunidenca

Annie Dillard escritora estadounidense

Annie Dillard scríbhneoir Meiriceánach

Annie Dillard scrittrice e saggista statunitense

Annie Dillard shkrimtare amerikane

Annie Dillard US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Hochschullehrerin

Annie Dillard yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Dillard, Annie

Dillard, Annie 1945-

آنى ديلارد

اني ديلارد

آني ديلارد كاتبة أمريكية

انی دیلارد شاعر آمریکایی

ಅನ್ನಿ ಇನ್ ಡಿಲ್ಲರ್ಡ

딜라드, 애니 1945-

딜러드, 애니 1945-

アニー・ディラード アメリカ合衆国のエッセイスト

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