New Statesman 'Book of the Year' 2016 Annie Dillard has spent a lifetime examining the world around her with eyes wide open, drinking in all things intensely and relentlessly. She conjures currents of magic and wisdom, illuminating the seemingly ordinary moments of a life lived fearlessly - as a breathless teenager, as a roving young adult and as a writer - with her unique wit, boundless curiosity and fierce, undeniably singular voice. Whether observing a sublime lunar eclipse or a moth consumed in a candle flame, the trembling of lily pads on a pond or hundreds of red-winged blackbirds taking flight, Dillard's awe at the fragility of the natural world rejuvenates and inspires pleasure and heartache. Precise in language and deeply meditative in spirit, this is a landmark collection from one of America's masters. A winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Annie Dillard is a formative figure in contemporary non-fiction and The Abundance a remarkable showcase of her enigmatic genius.
What stays longest with the reader is the magnesium-flare intensity of her prose and her invincible joy at being alive New Statesman, 'Books of the Year 2016'
Geoff Dyer, geboren 1958, veröffentlicht sehr unterschiedliche Bücher. "But beautiful" wurde mit dem "Somerset Maugham Award" ausgezeichnet.