The Writing Life by Annie Dillard

The Writing Life

byAnnie Dillard

Paperback | November 12, 2013

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 In this collection of short essays, Annie Dillard—the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood—illuminates the dedication, absurdity, and daring that characterize the existence of a writer. A moving account of Dillard’s own experience, The Writing Life offers deep insight into one of the most mysterious professions.

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Annie Dillard is the author of many works of nonfiction, includingAn American ChildhoodandTeaching a Stone to Talk, as well as the novelsThe LivingandThe Maytrees.
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Title:The Writing LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.29 inPublished:November 12, 2013Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060919884

ISBN - 13:9780060919887

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With color, irony and sensitivity, Pulitzer prize-winner Annie Dillard illuminates the dedication absurdity, and daring that is the writer's life. As it probes and exposes, examines and analyzes, The Writing Life offers deeper insight into one of the most mysterious of professions.

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"A kind of spiritual StrunkWhite, a small and brilliant guidebook to the landscape of a writer's task...Dillard brings the same passion and connective intelligence to this narrative as she has to her other work." (Boston Globe)