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The Living by Annie Dillard
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really liked it

contains vast expanses of life, including about three dozen incredibly beautiful passages of characters reflecting on their life with the full scope of birth and death behind them and before them.

that being said it’s VERY long and there were only barely enough plot points or tension scraped onto the dry whole wheat toast to get me through it.

the treatment & experiences of the non white people brutalized by colonialism was (imo) nuanced but still very minimized. it’s a whhite book and i didn’t possess my own supplemental understanding of the region’s history to layer in my own context & nuance. :/

i look forward to reading some of her shorter work 😅


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Reading Progress

July 2, 2019 – Started Reading
July 2, 2019 – Shelved
August 12, 2019 – Finished Reading

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