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Meta Annie Doak (Doak)

Born: 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Authors


1945 - Born on the 30th of  April in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1974 - She wins the Pulitzer Prize for this essay collection, a record of the seasons in Virginia and meditations by a writer who describes herself as "a poet and a walker with a background in theology and a penchant for quirky facts."

         - Tickets for a Prayer Wheel.

         - Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

1977 - Holy The Firm ISBN.

1982 - Living By Fiction.

1982 - Teaching a Stone To Talk.

1984 - Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters. In this volume of essays, Dillard often begins with an observation of the natural world, which she then proceeds to explore. The subjects include weasels, a total eclipse anything that will lead her in the direction of philosophical or metaphysical speculation. Underpinning this technique is a broad background in anthropology, biology, history, culture, and geography.

         - Encounters with Chinese Writers

1987 - An American Childhood I

1989 - She explores the complexities of literary creation, writing not for her fellow practitioners but for readers curious about the writer's habits and methods.

         - The Writing Life.

1992 - The Living.

1995 - Mornings Like This: Found Poems.

1999 Dillard meditates on the nature of religion and science and how they impinge on the individual. Dillard reports facts about nature while suffusing her first-person narrative with vivid metaphors and images.

         - For the Time Being.

2007 - The Maytrees: A Novel.


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