Strange essay collection that doesn't quite work. I read this book immediately after reading Annie Dillard's essay collections Teaching a Stone to Talk and The Abundance. I was hopeful that I would enjoy this book as it was the original source of one of my favourite essays from The Abundance. Unfortunately, I struggled a great… Continue reading Book review: ‘For the Time Being’ by Annie Dillard
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Book review: ‘The Abundance’ by Annie Dillard
Enigmatic essays. I read The Abundance immediately after reading Annie Dillard's earlier collection of essays Teaching a Stone to Talk. Once again, I was impressed at her skill of choosing off-beat essay topics which often end up making surprisingly profound observations. If anything, I think I preferred this collection.
Book review: ‘Teaching a Stone to Talk’ by Annie Dillard
An eclectic mix of science, nature and memoir.
Book review: ‘The Writing Life’ by Annie Dillard
Definitely not a writing guide.
Book review: ‘Pilgrim at Tinker Creek’ by Annie Dillard
Pulitzer-Prize-winning ruminations on the natural world.