Overview[ edit ] G. Hardy is usually known by those outside the field of mathematics for his essay from on the aesthetics of mathematicsA Mathematician's Apologywhich is often considered one of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layperson. Wilson, Srinivasa Ramanujan centreG.
He doesn't write what Sontag called "pathographies.
Either the agent or the editors there gagged on all this praise and sent it back. Bob is 76 and has had 2 open-heart surgeries and 2 pacemakers. He wants to see this piece of work "out there," and requested I put it on the website, so sure Annie Dillard has been considered a major voice in American literature since she published Pilgrim at Tinker Creek in and won a Pulitzer Prize.
Her reputation has increased steadily if bumpily since then. Her distinctive, and distinctively American, prose style has been widely recognized and openly imitated.
Frank Doak self-published a memoir, Something Like a Hoagie, in Dillard has written —in An American Childhood-- about him and about her spirited mother, Pam Lambert Doak, who loved dancing and had a sort of wild transgressive genius for practical joking.
They all grew up in Pittsburgh; the family moved from house to house in the general neighborhood of Frick Park.
Summers she spent with her grandparents on the southern shore of Lake Erie. She threw a baseball at a strike zone drawn in red on a garage door. Ballplaying became a lifelong passion; she played second base untilonce making an unassisted triple play.
In school she played varsity field hockey and bastketball She was an avid collector of both rocks and insects. Her inner world was, if anything, more active than her outer one She took drawing and painting classes, and sat in her room for hours drawing detailed studies of remembered faces, of her left hand, of candles, of shoes, of her baseball glove.
Drawing and painting were two more lifelong passions. Above all she was a reader. She read field guides. Hayakawa The Story of Language and several volumes of Freud. She read the German expressionist and French symbolist poets extensively and repeatedly. Her teachers had little idea what was going on inside her.
There had always been boys. Soon there were boyfriends. She bought bongo drums and hung around fancy Shadyside bars in silent solidarity with the Beat poets who were setting about the systematic derangement of their senses.
She won a Charleston contest.
She was suspended from school for smoking cigarettes. One day she accepted an invitation from some boys to go drag racing; she was in the front seat when the car slammed into the brick wall. She has been racing, mostly in other ways, ever since. Lee Smith was a classmate and friend. By Christmas of sophomore year she was engaged to Richard Dillard; they were married on June 5, She hiked and camped on the Appalachian trail and along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Mostly, however, she read, and lesserly wrote poetry. She and her husband lived in a quiet suburban development in Roanoke, their back yard sloping sharply to an unremarkable stream, perhaps seventeen feet wide at its widest, called Tinker Creek.
In Dillard published a book of poems, Tickets for a Prayer Wheel, which was praised by both its reviewers for its lyrical brilliance, theological questioning and formal clarity. One day in the early s, Dillard was disappointed in a book she was reading. In excitement, she ate an apple, really fast.
I dip into it every few months [for 26 years! Kirkus Reviews bombed it while it was still in galleys. Loren Eisely bombed it, Wendell Berry said it proposed no land-use ethic whatever, C.
Eudora Welty wrote a long piece for the New York Times Book Review faulting the book for its undeveloped characters, its abstractions, and its bookishness.
Paperbound, it has over the years found its way into the advanced curriculum of every college in the country. In fact, she has written only one volume of essays, Teaching a Stone to Talk. Her nonfiction books are almost invariably narratives, and Pilgrim is a strictly unified and tightly structured narrative.
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Thomas Hardy was born on June 2, , in Brockhampton, Dorset, England. At the time of his birth, the old family of le Hardy, as it was once called, was poor and barely above the status of the laboring class.
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Jun 02, · The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy Thomas Hardy wrote the novel 'The Mayor of Casterbridge' in Two of the main characters, Donald Farfrae and Michael Henchard have a contrast in luck and Hardy uses characterisation, language, historical and social background and a craft in the structure of his novel to help bring .
Thomas Hardy was born in Higher Bockhampton, Dorset, England on June 2, , the eldest son of Thomas Hardy and Jemima (Hand) Hardy. His father was a stonemason and builder; his mother passed on her love of reading and books to her son.