Mornings Like This: Found Poems [NOOK Book]

Overview

In Mornings Like This, Annie Dillard extracts and rearranges sentences from old--and often odd--books, and composes ironic poems--some serious, some light--on the heartfelt themes of love, nature, nostalgia, and death. Clever, original, sometimes humorous, and often profound, this collection is sure to charm her fans, both old and new.
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Overview

In Mornings Like This, Annie Dillard extracts and rearranges sentences from old--and often odd--books, and composes ironic poems--some serious, some light--on the heartfelt themes of love, nature, nostalgia, and death. Clever, original, sometimes humorous, and often profound, this collection is sure to charm her fans, both old and new.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062131805
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 449,969
  • File size: 275 KB

Meet the Author

Annie Dillard is the author of many works of nonfiction, including An American Childhood and Teaching a Stone to Talk, as well as the novels The Living and The Maytrees.

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Table of Contents

Author's Note
Dash It 1
Mornings Like This 2
The Handy Boy 3
The Pathfinder of the Seas 7
The Sign of Your Father 8
An Acquaintance in the Heavens 10
I Am Trying to Get at Something Utterly Heartbroken 12
The Hunter 14
Observations and Experiments 15
The Child in Spring 18
Class Notes on Painting and the Arts 19
Mayakovsky in New York 22
Light in the Open Air 24
Stars 27
Junior High School English 28
Signals at Sea 31
Emergencies 32
A Letter to Theo 39
Language for Everyone 41
The Old Masters 44
Otherwise It Would Be Too Confusing 45
A Visit to the Mayo Clinic 46
We Already Know You Like Baseball 49
The Muse and the Poet 50
The Graduate Student: Aspects of the Tongue 52
A Natural History of Getting Through the Year 54
A View of Certain Wonderful Effects 56
Getting Started 57
From a Letter Home 58
Learning to Fear Watercolor 59
Index of First Lines 61
I Think Continually of Those Who Went Truly Ape 63
Building a Tree House 64
Attempt to Move 66
How to Make a Visit to The Netherlands 67
The Writing Life 69
Pastoral 70
The Naturalist at Large on the Delaware River 71
Deathbeds 74
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