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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2013. ©1998
Series: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Reissued [edition], 2013View all editions and formats
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This work, a collection of essays on the natural world during a year spent in the Blue Ridge Valley of Virginia, reflects the author's interactions with her wilderness surroundings. The author 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Essays
Named Person: Annie Dillard; Annie Dillard
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Dillard
ISBN: 9780061233326 0061233323
OCLC Number: 1045529421
Notes: "First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition published 2007. Reissued in 2013"--Title page verso.
Description: 290 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: 1. Heaven and earth in jest --
2. Seeing --
3. Winter --
4. The Fixed --
5. Untying the knot --
6. The Present --
7. Spring --
8. Intricacy --
9. Flood --
10. Fecundity --
11. Stalking --
12. Nightwatch --
13. The Horns of the altar --
14. Northing --
15. The Waters of separation.
Series Title: Harper Perennial modern classics.
Responsibility: Annie Dillard.

Abstract:

This work, a collection of essays on the natural world during a year spent in the Blue Ridge Valley of Virginia, reflects the author's interactions with her wilderness surroundings. The author 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. It is an exploration into the nature of Nature, an attempt to discover the true character of the natural world around us.
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