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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard
Publisher: New York : Harper's Magazine Press, 1974.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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What is the true nature of Nature? Is it a harmonious, interconnected system, operating according to the principles of co-dependence and benevolence? Or is it red in tooth and claw, an unfeeling, unthinking force, in which the individual is overwhelmed and subsumed to serve a larger purpose, one mysterious and obscure? This is what this volume is all about: an exploration into the nature of Nature, an attempt to  Read more...
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Dillard, Annie.
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
New York, Harper's Magazine Press [1974]
(OCoLC)770799630
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Annie Dillard
ISBN: 0061219800 9780061219801
OCLC Number: 804986
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, 1975.
Description: 271 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Heaven and Earth in Jest --
Seeing --
Winter --
The fixed --
Untying the knot --
The present --
Spring --
Intricacy --
Flood --
Fecundity --
Stalking --
Nightwatch --
The horns of the Altar --
Northing --
The waters of separation.
Responsibility: Annie Dillard.

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What is the true nature of Nature? Is it a harmonious, interconnected system, operating according to the principles of co-dependence and benevolence? Or is it red in tooth and claw, an unfeeling, unthinking force, in which the individual is overwhelmed and subsumed to serve a larger purpose, one mysterious and obscure? This is what this volume is all about: an exploration into the nature of Nature, an attempt to discover the true character of the natural world around us. Appropriately, it is neither a rapturous celebration of Nature, nor a grim survey of its various cruelties. Rather, like Nature itself, it is something in between, and something quite beautiful. It is a collection of related essays recounting the author's thoughts on Nature as she observes the ecological happenings of the eponymous Tinker Creek in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley for a period of several years.

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