The Writing Life

The Writing Life

Book - 1990 | 1st HarperPerennial ed.
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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.

Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1990.
Edition: 1st HarperPerennial ed.
ISBN: 9780060919887
0060919884
Branch Call Number: 818.5409
Characteristics: 111 p. ; 21 cm.

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May 08, 2019

This is a terrific and crisply written little book. Evocative of wonder and pressure, and includes some - I should hope - good and useful advice communicated in a manner that is easily remembered and emphasized (eg., 'aim for the block' (=don't get caught up in literary stylistic matters, take care of what you write about and the writing takes care of itself), not save an idea or a passage for something else, and write something big and lasting rather than ephemeral pieces, among others).

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