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Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1974 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Pilgrim At Tinker Creek - Style and Genre
... Although it is often described as a series of essays, Dillard has insisted it is a continuous work, as evidenced by references to events from previous chapters ... Dillard has also resisted the label of "nature writer", especially in regard to Pilgrim ... nature writer." The book often quotes and alludes to Walden, although Dillard does not explicitly state her interest in Thoreau's work ...

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    Our life is a faint tracing on the surface of mystery, like the idle, curved tunnels of leaf miners on the face of a leaf. We must somehow take a wider view, look at the whole landscape, really see it, and describe what’s going on here. Then we can at least wail the right question into the swaddling band of darkness, or, if it comes to that, choir the proper praise.
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    One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, or for another book; give it, give it all, give it now.
    —Annie Dillard (b. 1945)