Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Dillard Annie
Publsiher: Canterbury Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-07-09
ISBN: 1848258356
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Book Excerpt:

This winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, and listed by the New York Times as one of the best 100 non-fiction books of the century, gives timeless reflections on solitude, writing and faith amid the beautiful though sometimes brutal world of nature on the author's doorstep in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Publsiher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN: 1848250789
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Book Excerpt:

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has continued to change people's lives for over thirty years. A passionate and poetic reflection on the mystery of creation with its beauty on the one hand and cruelty on the other, it has become a modern American literary classic in the tradition of Thoreau. Living in solitude in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, and observing the changing seasons, the flora and fauna, the author reflects on the nature of creation and of the God who set it in motion. Whether the images are cruel or lovely, the language is memorably beautiful and poetic, and insistently celebratory. Just pay attention, Dillard urges throughout, and you will find yourself 'sailing headlong and breathless under the gale force of the spirit'.

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard s  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 34
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1410355454
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

Encyclopedia of the Essay
Author: Tracy Chevalier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2012-10-12
ISBN: 1135314101
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Essay Book Excerpt:

This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

The Truth of Ecology

The Truth of Ecology
Author: Dana Phillips
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-03-27
ISBN: 9780198031499
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Truth of Ecology Book Excerpt:

The Truth of Ecology is a wide-ranging, polemical appraisal of contemporary environmental thought. Focusing on the new field of ecocriticism from a thoroughly interdisciplinary perspective, this book explores topics as diverse as the history of ecology in the United States; the distortions of popular environmental thought; the influence of Critical Theory on radical science studies and radical ecology; the need for greater theoretical sophistication in ecocriticism; the contradictions of contemporary American nature writing; and the possibilities for a less devotional, "wilder" approach to ecocritical and environmental thinking. Taking his cues from Thoreau, Stevens, and Ammons, from Wittgenstein, Barthes and Eco, from Bruno Latour and Michel Serres, from the philosophers Rorty, Hacking, and Dennett, and from the biologists Ernst Mayr and Stephen Jay Gould, author Dana Phillips emphasizes an eclectic but pragmatic approach to a variety of topics. His subject matter includes the doctrine of social construction; the question of what it means to be interdisciplinary; the disparity between scientific and literary versions of realism; the difficulty of resolving the tension between facts and values, or more broadly, between nature and culture; the American obsession with personal experience; and the intellectual challenges posed by natural history. Those challenges range from the near-impossibility of defining ecological concepts with precision to the complications that arise when a birder tries to identify chickadees in poor light on a winter's afternoon in the Poconos.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 637
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Nature Writing

Nature Writing
Author: Don Scheese
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-28
ISBN: 1134980779
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nature Writing Book Excerpt:

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 279
Release: 1975
ISBN: 9780553233896
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Book Excerpt:

In the book which won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1975, Dillard writes in the form of a journal, trying to understand God by chronicling the seasons along Tinker Creek in Virginias Blue Ridge Mountains, and by exploring the paradoxical coexistence of beauty and violence.

Thoreaus Sense of Place

Thoreaus Sense of Place
Author: Richard J. Schneider
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2000-05-01
ISBN: 1587293110
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thoreaus Sense of Place Book Excerpt:

Recent Thoreau studies have shifted to an emphasis on the green" Thoreau, on Thoreau the environmentalist, rooted firmly in particular places and interacting with particular objects. In the wake of Buell's Environmental Imagination, the nineteen essayists in this challenging volume address the central questions in Thoreau studies today: how “green,” how immersed in a sense of place, was Thoreau really, and how has this sense of place affected the tradition of nature writing in America? The contributors to this stimulating collection address the ways in which Thoreau and his successors attempt to cope with the basic epistemological split between perceiver and place inherent in writing about nature; related discussions involve the kinds of discourse most effective for writing about place. They focus on the impact on Thoreau and his successors of culturally constructed assumptions deriving from science, politics, race, gender, history, and literary conventions. Finally, they explore the implications surrounding a writer's appropriation or even exploitation of places and objects.

Earthly Words

Earthly Words
Author: John R. Cooley
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780472065370
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earthly Words Book Excerpt:

An essential collection of criticism on the leading nature writers of today.

Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty
Author: Suzanne Marrs
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780156030632
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eudora Welty Book Excerpt:

An authoritative account of the esteemed American writer's life and achievements traces her origins in Jackson, Mississippi, her relationships with such contemporaries as Katherine Anne Porter and E. M. Forster, and her receipt of numerous literary awards. Reprint.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Anne Dillard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 635
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Book Excerpt:

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction
Author: Lynda G. Adamson
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780313328558
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction Book Excerpt:

Nonfiction is widely read and is increasingly prominent in the curriculum.

The Ecocriticism Reader

The Ecocriticism Reader
Author: Cheryll Glotfelty,Harold Fromm
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 415
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780820317816
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ecocriticism Reader Book Excerpt:

This book is the first collection of its kind, an anthology of classic and cutting-edge writings in the rapidly emerging field of literary ecology. Exploring the relationship between literature and the physical environment, literary ecology is the study of the ways that writing - from novels and folktales to U.S. government reports and corporate advertisements - both reflects and influences our interactions with the natural world.

Twelve Great Spiritual Writers

Twelve Great Spiritual Writers
Author: Liz Hoare
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN: 0281079374
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Twelve Great Spiritual Writers Book Excerpt:

Liz Hoare's list of twelve great spiritual writers includes famous and lesser known women whose writings have touched her heart, illuminated her mind, and sharpened her spiritual vision. Liz believes they can do the same for you – which is why she has written this book. Each of these great writers – novelists, poets, preachers, philosophers and theologians – contributes something special to our understanding of the spiritual life today. With key extracts from each writer's best-loved books, and with suggestions for personal reflection or group discussion, here is an exceptionally rich resource that you will want to return to time and time again, wherever you may be on your journey. Contents 1. Kathleen Norris: Everyday mysteries 2. Alison Morgan: Following Jesus 3. Ann Lewin: Watching for the kingfisher 4. Sarah Clarkson: For the love of books 5. Annie Dillard: The world is charged with the grandeur of God 6. Margaret Guenther: Spiritual midwifery 7. Margaret Magdalen: Avoiding mediocrity 8. Benedicta Ward: With all the saints 9. Marilynne Robinson: The givenness of things 10. Barbara Brown Taylor: Struggling with church 11. Ann Lamott: Life in forgiveness school 12. Mary Oliver: Listening convivially to the world

So Glorious a Landscape

So Glorious a Landscape
Author: Chris J. Magoc
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780842026963
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

So Glorious a Landscape Book Excerpt:

An anthology of period documents that illustrate important facets of Americans' changing relationship with nature.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek An American Childhood The Writing Life

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek  An American Childhood  The Writing Life
Author: Annie Dillard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary American Women Writers

Contemporary American Women Writers
Author: Catherine Rainwater,Willliam J. Scheick
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-05-11
ISBN: 0813182999
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary American Women Writers Book Excerpt:

Ann Beattie, Annie Dillard, Maxine Hong Kingston, Toni Morrison, Cynthia Ozick, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Anne Redmon, Anne Tyler, and Alice Walker all seem to be especially concerned with narrative management. The ten essays in this book raise new and intriguing questions about the ways these leading women writers appropriate and transform generic norms and ultimately revise literary tradition to make it more inclusive of female experience, vision, and expression. The contributors to this volume discover diverse narrative strategies. Beattie, Dillard, Paley, and Redmon in divergent ways rely heavily upon narrative gaps, surfaces, and silences, often suggesting depths which are lamentably absent from modern experience or which mysteriously elude language. For Kingston and Walker, verbal assertiveness is the focus of narratives depicting the gradual empowerment of female protagonists who learn to speak themselves into existence. Ozick and Tyler disrupt conventional reader expectations of the "anti-novel" and the "family novel," respectively. Finally, Morrison's and Piercy's works reveal how traditional narrative forms such as the Bildungsroman and the "soap opera" are adaptable to feminist purposes. In examining the writings of these ten important women authors, this book illuminates a significant moment in literary history when women's voices are profoundly reshaping American literary tradition.

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature
Author: Geoff Hamilton,Brian Jones
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 356
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1476600538
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Environment in American Literature Book Excerpt:

This encyclopedia introduces readers to American poetry, fiction and nonfiction with a focus on the environment (broadly defined as humanity’s natural surroundings), from the discovery of America through the present. The work includes biographical and literary entries on material from early explorers and colonists such as Columbus, Bartolomé de Las Casas and Thomas Harriot; Native American creation myths; canonical 18th- and 19th-century works of Jefferson, Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Hawthorne, Twain, Dickinson and others; to more recent figures such as Jack London, Ernest Hemingway, Norman Mailer, Stanley Cavell, Rachel Carson, Jon Krakauer and Al Gore. It is meant to provide a synoptic appreciation of how the very concept of the environment has changed over the past five centuries, offering both a general introduction to the topic and a valuable resource for high school and university courses focused on environmental issues.

The Annie Dillard Reader

The Annie Dillard Reader
Author: Annie Dillard
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN: 0061856940
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Annie Dillard Reader Book Excerpt:

Annie Dillard -- "one of the most distinctive voices in American letters today" (Boston Globe) -- collects her favorite selections from her own writings in this compact volume. A perfect introduction to one of America's most acclaimed and bestselling authors.