Compare & Contrast Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

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1970:

On April 22, the first Earth Day is observed, marking a strong interest in environmental issues across the United States.

Today: Although a small group of environmental advocates tries to create a sensation, the thirtieth anniversary of Earth Day receives scant attention in the nation's newspapers.

1974: Dillard considers submitting her manuscript of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek under the name "A. Dillard," because she does not believe that a book with theological themes written by a woman will sell many copies.

Today: Although publications by men still outnumber those by women in the fields of religion and philosophy, women are accepted as making important contributions in these disciplines.

1975: Environmental literature is popular with general readers and with critics. Annie Dillard wins the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Gary Snyder wins the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for Turtle Island, a collection of nature poems...

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