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.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.Read Less
Fine in fine dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING + LIKE NEW CONDITION + ORIGINAL HARDBACK FORMAT; COLLECTING BOOKS SINCE 1988, SELLING BOOKS SINCE 2008. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 111 p. Audience: General/trade; General/trade.
Fine in Fine jacket. ANNIE DILLARD. OCTAVO. SIGNED BY ANNIE DILLARD ANNIE DILLARD IS WITHOUT QUESTION ONE OF AMERICA'S REALLY GREAT AND IMPORTANT WRITERS OF THIS CENTURY...SHE IS CONSTANTLY MENTIONED AS A NOBEL PRIZE WINNER POTENTIAL AND THIS IS ONE OF HER BEST BOOKS....THIS IS A FINE FIRST EDITION IN FINE DUST JACKET OF.....THE WRITING LIFE. A WONDERFUL COPY THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THE GREAT ANNIE DILLARD...WOW, WHAT A BOOK.
8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed by Author First edition, first prnt. Signed by Dillard on the title page. Faint beginning foxing on the topedge and foreedge. Unread copy in Near Fine condition in a Fine dustjacket with a Durafold mylar cover. Actual image of the book; not a stock photo
First edition. Octavo, original brown cloth. The dedication copy, inscribed by the author, "For Bob, as it says and/ really is-love, Annie". Fine in a fine dust jacket. American author Annie Dillard won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. The Writing Life "is a glimpse into the trials and satisfactions of a life spent with words. For writers, it is a warm, rambling, conversation with a stimulating and extraordinarily talented colleague" (Chicago Tribune). It is "[a] kind of spiritual Strunk & White, a small and brilliant guidebook to the landscape of a writer's task...Dillard brings the same passion and connective intelligence to this narrative as she has to her other work" (Boston Globe).
Don't let the size of this little book fool you! It is a power packed noggin nodding page turner, filled with tools and insight for personal and writing styles. Thought provoking, insightful, inspiring. !
Publishers Weekly, 1990-08-24 ``In this collection of short essays, the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood probes the sorcery that levitates her own writing, discussing with clear eye and wry wit how, where and why she writes,'' said PW . (Sept.)
Publishers Weekly, 1989-07-14 ``Every morning,'' writes Dillard, ``you enter your study . . . and slide your desk and chair into the middle of the air . . . your work is to keep cranking the flywheel that turns the gears that spin the belt in the engine of belief that keeps you and your desk in midair.'' In this collection of short essays, the author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood probes the sorcery that levitates her own writing, discussing with clear eye and wry wit how, where and why she writes. Dillard invokes the places that have helped to inspire her craft: the ``cinderblock cell over a parking lot'' where she completed Pilgrim ; the freezing cabin on Puget Sound where she chopped firewood every day before tackling her current work-in-progress, literary criticism. She recalls the day her typewriter erupted in a shower of fire and soot, and an epic ride with a fearless stunt pilot who conducted himself with reckless imagination and superb craft, like ``any fine artist.'' Self-aware but never self-absorbed, these luminous meditations examine an extraordinary writing life. QPBC alternate; Writer's Digest Book Club alternate. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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