Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Dillard Annie

Publisher: Canterbury Press

ISBN: 1848258356

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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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

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: HarpPerenM

ISBN: 9780060953027

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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An exhilarating meditation on nature and its seasons-a personal narrative highlighting one year's exploration on foot in the author's own neighborhood in Tinker Creek, Virginia. In the summer, Dillard 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.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

Author: Annie Dillard

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 1848250789

Category: Nature

Page: 290

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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'.

A Study Guide for Annie Dillard's "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410355454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 34

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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.