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The Writing Life Kindle Edition
''Annie Dillard is a wonderful writer, and The Writing Life is full of joys.'' -- New York Times Book Review
''For nonwriters, it 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
''The Writing Life is as slim and potent as the Tao Te Ching, that ancient Chinese manual on the art of living. . . You want to copy out what it says, tape it to your typewriter, fix it with a heavy magnet to your fridge. Her words give courage. They make the daring life seem worthwhile.'' --USA Today
''Her book is. . . scattered with pearls. Each reader will be attracted to different bright parts. . . Gracefully and simply told, these little stories illuminate the writing life. . . Her advice to writers is encouraging and invigorating.'' -- Cleveland Plain Dealer
''The Writing Life is a spare volume. . . that has the power and force of a detonating bomb...A book bursting with metaphors and prose bristling with incident.'' -- Detroit News
''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 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
From the Back Cover
Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B000W93CNG
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books (13 October 2009)
- Language : English
- File size : 240 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 130 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 122,662 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Sometimes, when my head and writing hand is full of the voice of other writers, I open this book up again and read it. Just a few sentences. It's like a sorbet for my writing palate which cleanses and refreshes and wipes it clean again for my next bit of writing.
This is a book I would hate to be without.
Top reviews from other countries
Like morning tv pop-talk shows, loads how-to-do tips. But author tells them in very clumsy way by telling about her daily life routines.
George Orwell tells gigantic amount of wisdom on the last chapter of his book little book WHY I WRITE.
But this 110 pages booklet, I can not remember any impacting tip.