Teaching a Stone to Talk: Expeditions and Encounters Revised Edition, Kindle Edition
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- Length: 209 pages
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author
Annie Dillard has written twelve books,including in nonfiction For the Time Being, Teaching a Stone to Talk, Holy the Firm, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B000W968PU
- Publisher : HarperCollins e-books; Revised edition (October 13, 2009)
- Publication date : October 13, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 346 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 209 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #175,936 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"Nature’s silence is its one remark, and every flake of world is a chip off that old mute and immutable block. The Chinese say that we live in the world of the ten thousand things. Each of the ten thousand things cries out to us precisely nothing." ~ Annie Dillard
"The silence is all there is. It is the alpha and the omega. It is God’s brooding over the face of the waters; it is the blended note of the ten thousand things, the whine of wings. You take a step in the right direction to pray to this silence, and even to address the prayer to 'World.' Distinctions blur. Quit your tents. Pray without ceasing." ~ Annie Dillard
I'd recommend Annie Dillard to anyone who enjoys an intelligent, creative, unanticipated voice.
I chose this rating because I'm excited yet again about Ms. Dillard's work, and hoping I can find another new title.
of reading is . . .I am reminded what truly gifted writing is about.
Annie Dillard takes me to the Divine every time. Magnificent.
If you are not familiar with this author, give your spirit a cool dip in the spring of clarity . . . your
mind the definition of what talented, sensitive writing is able to do for your soul.
Another wonderful collection by a brilliant author.
Anything written by Annie Dillard will lift the reader and inspire the writer.~
By Darkling Thrush on July 14, 2021
Teaching a Stone to Talk is a collection of essays that contains some true masterpieces. My personal favorite is the first, "Living Like Weasels," in which Dillard encourages us, and points for us the way, to remember how to live. Others are almost equal. "An Expedition to the Pole" cleverly and poignantly compares the journeys of arctic and antarctic explorers with the goings on in a tiny church congregation searching for God. In "God in the Doorway," Dillard expounds on an encounter with a woman and uses it to illuminate on the nature of God's love.
Teaching a Stone to Talk is a truly amazing work. Whether she is writing about nature, an eclipse, or about a conversation with a small boy, Dillard manages to mesmerize the reader with her words and humor, and she blows the reader away with her wisdom and insight.