Published November 14, 1985
by Greenwood Press .
Written in English
|Contributions||Joseph M. Hawes (Editor), N. Ray Hiner (Editor)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||711|
A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the : HarperCollins Publishers. After living for five years in the Pacific Northwest, she returned to the East Coast, where she lives with her family. With the publication of An American Childhood in , poet, essayist, naturalist, novelist and critic Annie Dillard helped usher in the age of memoirs.4/4(). With the publication of An American Childhood, Annie Dillard, novelist, critic and woman of all trades helped ushered in the age of the memoir. For this alone we should thank traditional in many ways, Dillard begins her work by claiming, "When everything else has gone from my brain what will be left is topology: the dreaming memory of land as it lay.". A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the s.
In this collection of fourteen essays, Anne Scott MacLeod locates and describes shifts in the American concept of childhood as those changes are suggested in nearly two centuries of children's stories. This book looks at the evolution of the American mother and the American child. The methods of parenting react to sociohistorical contexts of a given time. The mother has always been criticized as coddling too much or not caring at all while the narrative of the American father /5. An American Childhood is a memoir written by Pulitzer Prize–winning American author Annie Dillard. In it, Dillard remembers her childhood and adolescence and describes her life growing up. An American Childhood. Annie Dillard (b. ) is a prolific writer whose first book, Pil grim at Tinker Creek (), won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction writing. Since then, she has written meditations on nature and reli gion, including For the Time Being (); several collections of poetry, most recently Mornings like This (); a novel, The Living (); an account ofher work as a writer, The Writing File Size: KB.
Annie recalls asking herself if she was living while gazing outside the window and sinking into daydreams. The icebox motor jerked her awake and it (or the dripping faucet or other things children notice) told her she was living. It was a marvel, she writes, that so many times a day the world reminded her she was there and asks how anyone could ever get weary of this tug-and-pull of. An American Childhood Summary & Study Guide Annie Dillard This Study Guide consists of approximately 29 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of An American Childhood. The Library Shop is offering special discounts on themed book sets from the Great Children's Books list. Choose from curated collections such as Best Picture Books, Best Baby and Toddler Books, and Best Easy Books for children ages Or buy a package of all books and get the complete collection! Learn more. American Childhood (Dillard) A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the s. Annie Dillard recalls a childhood of exuberance, exploration, and fun.