books about: dillard
Holy the Firm
My favorite book of all time
This has been my favorite book ever since I read it in 1994. Its perfection is other-worldly. If you are a Dillard novice, better to start with "An American Childhood," to get a sense of the author and her style. It is about growing up, experiencing wonder, becoming fully alive. "Holy the Firm" borders on a spiritual meditation; some of my friends have found it too abstract. Whatever you do, ...
The Writing Life
Annie Dillard has done it again. The Writing Life is a necessary tool for those of us who are aspiring to write. Sensible and an easy, intelligent read. Not to be missed.
Annie Dillard Reader, An
You have read all of Annie's books. Some more than once. Still, this is a good book for you. It's a little heavy but worth putting in your briefcase and lugging around. Who ever said that beauty comes without effort? So you have the book with you and now if you find yourself in a deserted island, or stranded in the Canadian wilderness in the middle of winter, you are safe. When your soul aches, ...
Three by Annie Dillard: The Writing Life, An American Childhood, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Unparalleled imagery and use of language
For those who believe a declarative sentence in the Hemingway style is the nadir of literary style, Annie is not for you. For those who believe elegance of language enhances the reading experience, Annie is a joy and a treasure. Her images and allusions are the rich stuff of observation and imagination, poured straight and undiluted on the page. I'm sure she would say that this makes the act ...
An Introduction to the Old Testament: Second Edition
Tremper Longman III
Raymond B. Dillard
Good foundation for OT Studies
This introduction is a necessary tool for OT studies. It helps to lay a solid foundation to the understanding of the OT, especially a conservative perspective. The authors provided a bridge to the NT which is helpful to the Christian community in understanding the significance of OT messages actualized in NT, of course in Jesus. This is biblical theology in action. The entire presentation is in ...
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perrennial Modern Classics)
Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Find the art in talking about the weather
One of my favorite books. Read it from start to end, or just open it up anywhere. It'll make sense anyhow, because this book isn't about anything, it's about everything, and how trivial it all really is, yet how much it all really matters - like talking about the weather. I love talking about the weather. This book talks about 'the weather.'
An American Childhood
A special command of words
Annie Dillard writes of her childhood and there is nothing earth-shattering here. But that only underlines how wonderful is her command of the English language. It is not so much for her childhood that you read the book as the way she renders it on paper. You read a paragraph, then go back and read it again, just to savor the words and meaning. How can you fault a writer like this? She loves ...
For the Time Being
Annie Dillard is just amazing; surely she must be one of the wisest people alive right now. This relatively short collection of musings and speculations on such mundane things as clouds, deserts, and birth opened my eyes. Dillard's smart, meditative writing challenges the reader to re-evaluate the way he looks at things; she certainly succeeded with me. "For the Time Being" literally altered ...
Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters
Teaching a reader to write
Essays to tease the depths, this collection comprises some pf the best of Dillard's work. Clear insight and brilliant analogy move from the natural world to the soul. My recent re-read renewed my respect for Dillard's intellect and heart. How is the quest for the spiritual Absolute related to a voyage to a planetary pole? What equipment will you take? Do you believe you will return? Can one teach ...
The Maytrees: A Novel
I'm in love with this book
Since there is no way to write to you personally, Annie, I will hope you are scanning these reviews. Thank you for this book. I was charmed and awed. I loved it dearly and keep it close to my heart. Thank you.
Resistance (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
Resistance is Futile
This is my second Star Trek novel and I have to say I enjoyed it quite a bit more than the previous one: 'Death from Within.' Where the latter felt like just another episode of TNG, this one felt like a continuation of the story and felt like it added more depth to the characters and to the Borg themselves. In the TV shows and movies, the Borg are just a jumble of races controlled by ...
Living by Fiction
Art Is Interpretation
"Living By Fiction" is in essence a treatise by Annie Dillard that attempts to interpret art, and thereby includes fiction as art, and as an interpretation. The book is well constructed and the sentences are beautifully crafted. The treatise starts by discussing in vast detail, the styles and forms of writing. Then it concentrates on "modernistic" fiction. This type of fiction takes numerous ...
Star Trek Nemesis (Star Trek The Next Generation)
J. M. Dillard
, ..., 2002
This auudio casette rules! Sound effects make you feel like you are on the Enterprise. The Narrator is really vibrant, and has some nice imitations! GREAT AUDIO!
The Living: A Novel
One Great Book
Annie Dillard wrote an amazing novel of western struggle in the late 1800's. This book was filled with conflict, vivid images, and a great plot. This book takes the reader to the northern part of Washington in the late 1800's. The book fallows many charcters through hardships, death, joy, and many generations of families. I really enjoyed reading this book. The characters pulled me into their ...
Painting from the Inside Out: 19 Projects and Exercises to Free Your Creative Spirit
Betsy Dillard Stroud
North Light Books
Betsy Dillard Stroud Has Raised the Bar (for all of us!)
Betsy Dillard Stroud is one of those rare hyphenates who can articulate her genius as well with a pen and paper as she does with a brush, easel and canvas. That's what makes all her work so extraordinary, and what makes "Painting From the Inside-Out" the rarest of the rare - a work in which every thought and image inspires, delights and enlightens. She has raised the bar for us all, and I am ...
Love and Intuition: A Psychic's Guide to Creating Lasting Love
A relationship support.
Upon finishing 'Love and Intuition' I asked my partner to read it also. I hadn't told him anything about it. I wanted to wait until he had read it too. When he was finished we probably had the most productive conversation about our relationship that we have had since we met 4 years ago. If you are familiar with the MBTI then you will understand when I tell you that this book is helping us ...
Modern American Memoirs
The Art of the Personal
This wonderful collection of autobiographical pieces is extraordinary in the variety of lives that are represented. I cover my eyes from Wallace Stegner's Saskatchewan dust and then I open them to witness the East River sunset from Barry Lopez' window. I sneak books out of a Memphis library with Richard Wright and then I'm with Cynthia Ozick digging out of a crate from the Traveling Library. The ...
Discover Your Psychic Type: Developing and Using Your Natural Intuition
An amazing find!
What i loved about this book is that it establishes very basic types of intuitives. and it's not based on the different types of "claires' (voyance, audience, etc). It breaks it down to 4 types; Emotional, Mental, Physical, and Spiritual intuitive. It's kind of like learning about how you learn (visual, audio, kinesthetic, spatial, etc) and using that to learn better and faster. This book ...
The Classic Douglas Dillard Songbook of 5-String Banjo Tablatures
A Must Have collection
Published by popular demand, this long-awaited songbook contains exact transcriptions in banjo tablature that capture the unique playing style of Douglas Dillard. This fantastic collection includes all of his best-loved tunes, from the °Andy Griffith Show", from his many great years of recording as the original Dillards, and from his solo banjo albums and his releases with The Doug Dillard Band. ...
Demons and Other Inconveniences
Great Short Story Collection!!!
Dan Dillard has written a great book, loaded with some creepy short stories. This is my first book to read of his, and I was pretty impressed with the collection of stories. I loved the hint of mischievous humor in the horror stories, it just makes them all the more entertaining. Probably my favorite of the collection was, The Pig Man. This story is about a little girl that keep's seeing a Pig ...
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