An American Childhood

Letto da: Tavia Gilbert
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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 1950s.

Much of the book focuses on her parents and some of her intellectual pursuits. Her mother was a non-conformist; her father taught her about plumbing and economics, and shared his enthusiasm for the novel On The Road. Annie took piano and dance classes, went rock and bug collecting, and loved books, especially about World War II.

©1987 Annie Dillard (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

“With… An American Childhood… Dillard helped usher in the age of memoirs… [and] defined a literary genre.” ( Washington Post)
“A remarkable work… An exceptionally interesting account.” ( New York Times)
“A vivid and thoughtful evocation of particular personal experiences that have an exuberantly timeless appeal.” ( Chicago Sun-Times)

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  • Charissa R
  • 05/10/2018

brought me back in time

I met a kindred spirit on this book and re-examined life through the spirited, imaginative eyes of a child. Delightful, thoughtful, soulful.

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  • woody
  • 30/01/2011

Very Disappointing

Overwritten, overly boring. I cannot imagine how a Pulitzer Prize-winning author could write such an uninteresting memoir. It is, and by far, the worst memoir I have ever read. I only wish I had heeded the poor reviews on before wasting my monthly credit on this one.

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