The Resource The space between : literary epiphany in the work of Annie Dillard, Sandra Humble Johnson, (electronic resource)

The space between : literary epiphany in the work of Annie Dillard, Sandra Humble Johnson, (electronic resource)

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The space between : literary epiphany in the work of Annie Dillard
Title
The space between
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literary epiphany in the work of Annie Dillard
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Sandra Humble Johnson
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eng
Summary
Annie Dillard, a foremost practitioner of the literary epiphany, has become a representative of a necromantic movement that combines the ecological interest of wilderness literature with the aesthetics of a highly stylized literature. This first full-length study of the Pulitzer prize-winning essayist considers her as wilderness philosopher, religious mystic, professional critic, and arch-romantic. Sandra Humble Johnson moves Dillard from the category of nature writer to the area of aesthetics as she examines the importance of literary epiphany-a distinctive type of 'illumination'-to her work. She then explores how Dillard, through her own peculiar use of language, describes and creates these moments of illumination, or 'dots' of self, for the reader. Johnson also reveals Dillard's relationship with other writers who practiced this same literary device: William Wordsworth in his 'spots of time,' T.S. Eliot and his 'still points,' and Gerard Manley Hopkins through his 'inscape.' In addition, Johnson shows how the reader experiences a similar yet personal epiphany in sharing the writer's moment of illumination and further interprets how Dillard's absorption with pain, violence, and beauty is resolved in the nature of language itself
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1943-
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Johnson, Sandra Humble
Dewey number
818/.5409
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Dillard, Annie
  • Space and time in literature
  • Epiphanies in literature
  • Electronic books
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adult
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The space between : literary epiphany in the work of Annie Dillard, Sandra Humble Johnson, (electronic resource)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781612770529
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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11753605
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MWT11753605
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The space between : literary epiphany in the work of Annie Dillard, Sandra Humble Johnson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781612770529
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11753605
Publisher number
MWT11753605
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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