By Annie Dillard
A e-book that immediately captured the hearts of readers around the state, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Annie Dillard's poignant, vibrant memoir of transforming into up in Pittsburgh within the Fifties.
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3 The call of the mild I ’ d ac t ua l ly l i v e d i n A m e r i c a once before. Indeed, my romantic infatuation with the idea of being a journalist in New York, particularly a magazine journalist, stemmed from this period. ” This was a misleading title since, as far as I could tell, anyone could become a Special Student provided they were willing to pay the tuition fees. Still, it gave me a chance to take several postgraduate courses with some of the world’s best teachers. My father was keen for me to become an academic and this was an opportunity to stick a toe in the water.