The Writing Life

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The Writing Life

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"For nonwriters, it is a glimpse into the trials and satisfactions of a life spent with words. For writers, it is a warm, rambling, conversation with a stimulating and extraordinarily talented colleague." — Chicago Tribune

From Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard, a collection that illuminates the dedication and daring that characterizes a writer's life.

In these 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 experiences while writing her works, The Writing Life offers deep insight into one of the most mysterious professions.

Annie Dillard is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, An American Childhood, The Writing Life, The Living and The Maytrees. She is a member of the Academy of Arts and Letters and has received fellowship grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

ISBN: 9780060919887

ISBN-10: 9780060919887

Publisher: Harper Perennial

Publication Date: 11/12/2013 - 12:00am

On Sale: 11/12/2013 - 12:00am

Pages: 128

Language: English


Literary Collections / Essays

Language Arts & Disciplines / Writing / Nonfiction (incl. Memoirs)

Literary Collections / Women Authors