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Book Title: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek|
The author of the book: Annie Dillard
Edition: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Date of issue: 2007
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This book won The Pulitzer in 1974. This is the 2nd book I've recently read which was written in the 70's. ( simply a coincidence). This is also the first book I've read by Annie Dillard. I didn't understand everything - yet the writing is exquisite.... and reading becomes calm & meditative.
Much to admire Ms. Dillard: her writing talent, her natural curiosity for the natural world around her - and her adventures while walking.
There are many lovely passages.....
Here's a sample excerpt I read a few times myself:
"Unfortunately, nature is very much a now-you-see- it, now-you-don't affair. A fish flashes, then dissolves in water before my eyes like so much salt. Deer apparently
ascend bodily into heaven; the brightest oriole fades into leaves. These disappearances stun me into stillness and concentration; they say of nature that it conceals with a grand nonchalance, and they say a vision that it is a deliberate gift, a
revelation of a dancer who for my eyes only flings away her seven veils. For nature does reveal as well as conceals: now-you-don't see it, now-you-do".
The opening line of this memoir is a treasure:
"I used to have a cat, an old fighting tom , who would jump through the open window by my bed in the middle of the night and land on my chest".
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Read information about the authorAnnie Dillard (born April 30, 1945) is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut.
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