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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 ... book often quotes and alludes to Walden, although Dillard does not explicitly state her interest in Thoreau's work ...

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