Meta Annie Doak
Born: Oct 30, 1945 AD
Currently alive, at 69 years of age.
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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