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An American Childhood by Annie Dillard
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May 02, 2011

it was amazing
Read from May 02 to 05, 2011

What I found most interesting about An American Childhood—aside from the stories themselves, which were truly wonderful—was the approach Dillard took in telling her story. Many memoirs like this one that chronicle the author’s childhood follow the “coming of age” route, in which the author describes his or her experiences in the context of becoming more conscious or more aware of his or her surroundings with age. In a way, Dillard also does this, but she describes this childhood phenomenon as more of an awakening or a “coming awake”...

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