Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Annie Dillard (Author)
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Description

In this classic of literary nonfiction, Annie Dillard takes us through a year of on-foot explorations through her own landscape, bringing anecdotes, curiosities, and insights about all she observes and experiences. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and thinks about wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot, unties a snakeskin, witnesses a flood, and plays "King of the Meadow" with a field of grasshoppers. Throughout her wanderings, Annie Dillard's keen observations, poetic sensibilities, introspective reflections, and reverence for her surroundings show us the world outside as we have never seen it before.

Product Details

Price: $15.99  $14.71
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published Date: September 10, 2013
Pages: 290
Dimensions: 5.4 X 0.9 X 7.9 inches | 0.5 pounds
ISBN: 9780061233326
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About the Author

Annie Dillard has written twelve books, including in nonfiction For the Time Being, Teaching a Stone to Talk, Holy the Firm, and Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reviews

"The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. A reader's heart must go out to a young writer with a sense of wonder so fearless and unbridled...There is an ambition about her book that I like...It is the ambition to feel."--Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review
"One of the most distinctive voices in American letters today."--Boston Globe
"This book of wonder is one of the most truly beautiful books of this or any season...A triumph."--Publishers Weekly
"A remarkable psalm of terror and celebration."--Time magazine