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The Abundance

(2016)
A non fiction book by

 
In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.

"A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through a page or sentence, Dillard can only be enjoyed by a wide-awake reader," warns Geoff Dyer in his introduction to this stellar collection. Carefully culled from her past work, The Abundance is quintessential Annie Dillard, delivered in her fierce and undeniably singular voice, filled with fascinating detail and metaphysical fact. The pieces within will exhilarate both admiring fans and a new generation of readers, having been "re-framed and re-hung," with fresh editing and reordering by the author, to situate these now seminal works within her larger canon.

The Abundance reminds us that Dillard's brand of "novelized nonfiction" pioneered the form long before it came to be widely appreciated. Intense, vivid, and fearless, her work endows the true and seemingly ordinary aspects of life - a commuter chases snowball-throwing children through neighborhood streets, a teenager memorizes Rimbaud's poetry - with beauty and irony, inviting readers onto sweeping landscapes, to join her in exploring the complexities of time and death, with a sense of humor: on one page, an eagle falls from the sky with a weasel attached to its throat; on another, a man walks into a bar.

Reminding us of the indelible contributions of this formative figure in contemporary nonfiction, The Abundance exquisitely showcases Annie Dillard's enigmatic, enduring genius, as Dillard herself wishes it to be marked.

 
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Used availability for Annie Dillard's The Abundance


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Hardback Editions

April 2016 : UK Hardback
Title: The Abundance
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-78211-771-7 / 978-1-78211-771-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : USA Hardback
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-06-243297-4 / 978-0-06-243297-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0-06-243296-6 / 978-0-06-243296-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: The Abundance (Canons)
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-78211-773-3 / 978-1-78211-773-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Canongate Canons
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2017 : Audio CD
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-5113-6242-1 / 978-1-5113-6242-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2017 : MP3 CD
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-5113-6243-X / 978-1-5113-6243-6
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-5113-6239-1 / 978-1-5113-6239-9
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : Audio CD
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-5113-6240-5 / 978-1-5113-6240-5
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
ISBN: 1-5113-6241-3 / 978-1-5113-6241-2
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2016 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Abundance
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: Canongate Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New
Author(s): Annie Dillard
Publisher: Ecco
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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