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Annie Dillard on the Winter Solstice and How the Snowy Season Anneals Us to Life
Annie Dillard on the Winter Solstice and How the Snowy Season Anneals Us to Life

“Spend the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.”

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Annie Dillard on What It Takes to Be a Writer and Why Generosity Is the Most Powerful Animating Force of Art
Annie Dillard on What It Takes to Be a Writer and Why Generosity Is the Most Powerful Animating Force of Art

“You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.”

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Annie Dillard on How to Live with Mystery, the Two Ways of Looking, and the Secret of Seeing
Annie Dillard on How to Live with Mystery, the Two Ways of Looking, and the Secret of Seeing

“I cannot cause light; the most I can do is try to put myself in the path of its beam.”

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16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016
16 Overall Favorite Books of 2016

From loneliness to love to black holes, by way of Neil Gaiman, Annie Dillard, and Mary Oliver.

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The Miraculous in the Mundane: Annie Dillard on Reclaiming Our Capacity for Joy and Wonder
The Miraculous in the Mundane: Annie Dillard on Reclaiming Our Capacity for Joy and Wonder

“The world is fairly studded and strewn with pennies cast broadside from a generous hand.”

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Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories
Annie Dillard on the Art of the Essay and Narrative Nonfiction vs. Poetry and Short Stories

“Writers serve as the memory of a people. They chew over our public past.”

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