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"Teaching a Stone to Talk is superb. As with the flying fish, Annie Dillard doesn't do it often, but when she does she silver-streaks out of the blue and archingly transcends all other writers of our day in all the simple, intimate, and beautiful ways of the natural master." -- -- R. Buckminster Fuller
"The natural world is ignited by her prose and we see the world as an incandescent metaphor of the spirit...Few writers evoke better than she the emotion of awe, and few have ever conveyed more graphically the weight of silence, the force of the immaterial." -- -- Robert Taylor, Boston Globe
"This little book is haloed and informed throughout by Dillard's distinctive passion and intensity, a sort of intellectual radiance that reminds me both Thoreau and Emily Dickinson." -- -- Edward Abbey, Chicago Sun-Times
Annie Dillard is the author of many works of nonfiction, including An American Childhood and Teaching a Stone to Talk, as well as the novels The Living and The Maytrees.
Not only was I please with the quality of the product, but the book was great as well. I would highly recommend it!Published 3 months ago by brittany p
Why did I read another Annie Dillard book? Because I could. This is a writer par excellence. Each book is like a banquet of verbal delights, and while I consume the feast set... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bobby Matherne
I could go on in a very ungraceful manner about how I felt while reading this collection, I won't, just trying to be sensible. Read morePublished 4 months ago by madhatter
Actually, fourteen years have passed since I completed a four year English degree. I stumbled across this author recently, and can't believe I missed her all these years. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Daley
Thank you Annie Dillard for being a wonderful wordsmith for this generation of readers and certainly the future generations. Read morePublished 5 months ago by tyson
We purchased this book to be used with our homeschool curriculum. I'm anxious to use it this next school year.Published 5 months ago by Danielle Lawman
This is a better read than Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, partly because it's shorter. It also better reveals a basic archness and arrogance toward the natural world, of which Dillard... Read morePublished 6 months ago by A Customer
Young writers should read this little treasure of a book. The collection of essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Dillard includes "Living Like Weasels" which had not been... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ginny Mapes
This is a really great collection of Annie Dillard's essays. if you like good writing, read this book. She has a creative and questioning view.Published 11 months ago by Lilsmile