The Abundance

The Abundance

Narrative Essays Old and New

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In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.
Publisher: New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062432971
0062432974
Branch Call Number: 814 DILLARD
Characteristics: xxvii, 271 pages ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dyer, Geoff

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lukasevansherman
Jun 24, 2016

Slim, but dense new collection of the great Annie Dillard's essays. The subtitle says "Narrative Essays Old and New," but all but one brief essay come from other books. Nature, spirituality (in a non-cheesy way), and perception are her enduring themes. This is probably the best single volume introduction to her work and will give the reader a good sense of which books to read next ("Pilgrim at Tinker Creek" for example.).

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