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What is sufficient and valuable is that the art object presents the reader with an interpretation.
When I was a student at the University of Iowa, studying poetry writing in the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop, Marvin Bell read an excerpt from this book.
She's read everything; she sees the connections between this obscure novel and that brilliant short story.
Metaphysics in a teacup! What a lovely metaphor, calling up the ubiquitous Gypsy Tea Rooms, Madame Rosie and the ilk, of an innocent bygone age, before flow-through tea bags. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Bobby Matherne
In this volume of linked essays, Annie Dillard attempts an apologia for fiction and mounts an impassioned argument for its importance in our lives. Read morePublished 14 months ago by meeah
I'd consider myself a fairly well rounded reader, but unfortunately, I just couldn't handle this text. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Matt Chapman
When I was a student at the University of Iowa, studying poetry writing in the Undergraduate Poetry Workshop, Marvin Bell read an excerpt from this book. Read morePublished on January 12, 2011 by Tale-wagger
Amazing, magical! Annie Dillard's command of our shared language is truly amazing and her vision distinctive. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Sandra S. Berns
A friend to whom I once commended this small volume replied, "Dillard. TINKER CREEK. Nope. She takes forever to get to the point." Maybe so. Read morePublished on November 20, 2007 by Cecil Bothwell
This work is in a sense in the spirit of Sartre's reading of Existensialism. It is Man cast alone in the Universe, but here facing a text, and making meaning out of it. Read morePublished on April 10, 2006 by Shalom Freedman