Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Dillard Annie
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781848258358
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Release: 2015-07-09
Editor: Canterbury Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1975, and listed by the New York Times as one of the best 100 non-fiction books of the century, gives timeless reflections on solitude, writing and faith amid the beautiful though sometimes brutal world of nature on the author's doorstep in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061847806
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel.” — Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Dillard's personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she stalks muskrats in the creek and contemplates wave mechanics; in the fall, she watches a monarch butterfly migration and dreams of Arctic caribou. She tries to con a coot; she collects pond water and examines it under a microscope. She unties a snake skin, witnesses a flood, and plays King of the Meadow with a field of grasshoppers. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781848250789
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Release: 2011-01-01
Editor: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek has continued to change people's lives for over thirty years. A passionate and poetic reflection on the mystery of creation with its beauty on the one hand and cruelty on the other, it has become a modern American literary classic in the tradition of Thoreau. Living in solitude in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Roanoke, Virginia, and observing the changing seasons, the flora and fauna, the author reflects on the nature of creation and of the God who set it in motion. Whether the images are cruel or lovely, the language is memorably beautiful and poetic, and insistently celebratory. Just pay attention, Dillard urges throughout, and you will find yourself 'sailing headlong and breathless under the gale force of the spirit'.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061233326
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Release: 2007-06-12
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "mystery, death, beauty, violence."

Holy the Firm

Holy the Firm
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9780061871658
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room furnished with "one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice death, and the will of God. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an airplane accident, about a baptism on a cold beach. But behind the moving curtain of what she calls "the hard things -- rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, sometimes far off and sometimes as close by as a veil or air, the power play of holy fire. This is a profound book about the natural world -- both its beauty and its cruelty -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dillard knows so well.

The Maytrees

The Maytrees
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0061809748
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Toby Maytree first sees Lou Bigelow on her bicycle in postwar Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her laughter and loveliness catch his breath. Maytree is a Provincetown native, an educated poet of thirty. As he courts Lou, just out of college, her stillness draws him. Hands-off, he hides his serious wooing, and idly shows her his poems. In spare, elegant prose, Dillard traces the Maytrees' decades of loving and longing. They live cheaply among the nonconformist artists and writers that the bare tip of Cape Cod attracts. When their son Petie appears, their innocent Bohemian friend Deary helps care for him. But years later it is Deary who causes the town to talk. In this moving novel, Dillard intimately depicts willed bonds of loyalty, friendship, and abiding love. She presents nature's vastness and nearness. Warm and hopeful, The Maytrees is the surprising capstone of Dillard's original body of work.

The Abundance

The Abundance
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780062433015
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Release: 2016-03-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In recognition of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself. “A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through a page or sentence, Dillard can only be enjoyed by a wide-awake reader,” warns Geoff Dyer in his introduction to this stellar collection. Carefully culled from her past work, The Abundance is quintessential Annie Dillard, delivered in her fierce and undeniably singular voice, filled with fascinating detail and metaphysical fact. The pieces within will exhilarate both admiring fans and a new generation of readers, having been “re-framed and re-hung,” with fresh editing and reordering by the author, to situate these now seminal works within her larger canon. The Abundance reminds us that Dillard’s brand of “novelized nonfiction” pioneered the form long before it came to be widely appreciated. Intense, vivid, and fearless, her work endows the true and seemingly ordinary aspects of life—a commuter chases snowball-throwing children through neighborhood streets, a teenager memorizes Rimbaud’s poetry—with beauty and irony, inviting readers onto sweeping landscapes, to join her in exploring the complexities of time and death, with a sense of humor: on one page, an eagle falls from the sky with a weasel attached to its throat; on another, a man walks into a bar. Reminding us of the indelible contributions of this formative figure in contemporary nonfiction, The Abundance exquisitely showcases Annie Dillard’s enigmatic, enduring genius, as Dillard herself wishes it to be marked.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 279
ISBN: 0553233890
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Release: 1975
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

In the book which won her a Pulitzer Prize in 1975, Dillard writes in the form of a journal, trying to understand God by chronicling the seasons along Tinker Creek in Virginias Blue Ridge Mountains, and by exploring the paradoxical coexistence of beauty and violence.

For the Time Being

For the Time Being
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780307477668
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Release: 2010-05-19
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller "Beautifully written and delightfully strange...as earthy as it is sublime...in the truest sense, an eye-opener." --Daily News From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest--and often darkest--corners. Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding. "Stimulating, humbling, original--. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human perspective of the world, past, present and future, and the individual's relatively inconsequential but ever so unique place in it."--Rocky Mountain News

The Treatment of Epiphany in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

The Treatment of Epiphany in  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek  by Annie Dillard
Author: Nathalie Deaux
Pages: 150
ISBN: OCLC:494824982
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Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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The Writing Life

The Writing Life
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0061863823
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Annie Dillard has written eleven books, including the memoir of her parents, An American Childhood; the Northwest pioneer epic The Living; and the nonfiction narrative Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. A gregarious recluse, she is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Living by Fiction

Living by Fiction
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780061856532
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living by Fiction is written for--and dedicated to--people who love literature. Dealing with writers such as Nabokov, Barth, Coover, Pynchon, Borges, García Márquez, Beckett, and Calvino, Annie Dillard shows why fiction matters and how it can reveal more of the modern world and modern thinking than all the academic sciences combined. Like Joyce Cary's Art and Reality, this is a book by a writer on the issues raised by the art of literature. Readers of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Holy the Firm will recognize Dillard's vivid writing, her humor, and the lively way in which she tackles the urgent questions of meaning in experience itself.

Figures of Repetition in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard

Figures of Repetition in Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard
Author: Pascale Poulain,Pierre Gault,Université François-Rabelais (Tours).
Pages: 124
ISBN: OCLC:908122872
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Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Teaching a Stone to Talk

Teaching a Stone to Talk
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 176
ISBN: 0061843172
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.

Three by Annie Dillard

Three by Annie Dillard
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 624
ISBN: 0060920645
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Release: 1990-11-21
Editor: Harper Perennial
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A stunning collection of Annie Dillard's most popular books in one volume.

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard s  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 34
ISBN: 9781410355454
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Release: 2016
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

An American Childhood

An American Childhood
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 272
ISBN: 006184313X
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A book that instantly captured the hearts of readers across the country, An American Childhood is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard's poignant, vivid memoir of growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1950s.

The Annie Dillard Reader

The Annie Dillard Reader
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0061856940
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Annie Dillard -- "one of the most distinctive voices in American letters today" (Boston Globe) -- collects her favorite selections from her own writings in this compact volume. A perfect introduction to one of America's most acclaimed and bestselling authors.

The Jeeves Omnibus Vol 1

The Jeeves Omnibus   Vol 1
Author: P.G. Wodehouse
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781407070711
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Release: 2012-02-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'It beats me why a man of his genius is satisfied to hang around pressing my clothes and what not,' says Bertie. 'If I had Jeeves's brain I should have a stab at being Prime Minister or something.' Luckily for us, Bertie Wooster manages to retain Jeeves's services through all the vicissitudes of purple socks and policeman's helmets, and here, gathered together for the first time, is an omnibus of Jeeves novels and stories comprising three of the funniest books ever written: Thank You, Jeeves, The Code of the Woosters and The Inimitable Jeeves.

Mornings Like This

Mornings Like This
Author: Annie Dillard
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9780062131805
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Release: 2011-11-22
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Mornings Like This, Annie Dillard extracts and rearranges sentences from old--and often odd--books, and composes ironic poems--some serious, some light--on the heartfelt themes of love, nature, nostalgia, and death. Clever, original, sometimes humorous, and often profound, this collection is sure to charm her fans, both old and new.