The Writing Life

Author(s): Annie Dillard
Original Publish Date: Feb 23, 2011
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (2.62 hours)
Product Number: Z100095342
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481540162
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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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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Author(s): Annie Dillard
Product Number EB00242448
Released: Mar 21, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061863820

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"Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard (PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK and AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD) whimsically explores the process of writing, delving fearlessly into the subconscious and offering practical wisdom. Tavia Gilbert delivers Dillard's poetic treatise, giving an exclamatory tone to the author's observations as well as the quotes from other writers. Gilbert imparts Dillard's examination of the creative process and the heights and depths of an author's daily struggle with words in a way that exalts. Dillard's wry prose is conveyed as a daisy chain of metaphors and quotes that reveal one writer's techniques for coping with anxiety and producing consistently. The work doesn't present as a cohesive whole, but Gilbert's conversational style and honest fervor make the best of it. A.W. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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