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Quote from Annie Dillard

February 15, 2016

This is a quote from The Writing Life by Annie Dillard (my review here). I found it quite amusing: “Many writers do little else but sit in small rooms recalling the real world. This explains why so many books describe the author’s childhood. A writer’s childhood may well have been the occasion of his only…

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Book Review : The Writing Life

February 3, 2016

I first came across Annie Dillard when I discovered a quote which I liked very much. I wrote about it here. Then at Christmas I was given, The Writing Life as a present. The book is a series of vignettes describing an author’s writing life. By giving biographical glimpses, as well as including the experiences…

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Quote by Annie Dillard

June 15, 2005

Do you ever think how scary some of the songs we sing in church are? Annie Dillard must have thought about the songs at her church. She is quoted as saying this about worship services, “Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no…

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