For the Time Being

By: Dillard, Annie

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First trade edition, after the Easton Press edition. Signed by author without inscription on title page. Spine base lightly pushed. 1999 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, [1], 205, [5] pp. 8vo. By the Pulitzer Prize winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. Following a novel, a memoir, and a book of poems, Annie Dillard returns to a form of nonfiction she has made her own--now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek. This personal narrative surveys the panorama of our world, past and present. Here is a natural history of sand, a catalogue of clouds, a batch of newborns on an obstetrical ward, a family of Mongol horsemen. Here is the story of Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin digging in the deserts of China. Here is the story of Hasidic thought rising in Eastern Europe. Here are defect and beauty together, miracle and tragedy, time and eternity. Dillard poses questions about God, natural evil, and individual existence. Personal experience, science, and religion bear on a welter of fact. How can an individual matter? How might one live? Compassionate, informative, enthralling, always surprising, For the Time Being shows one of our most original writers--her breadth of knowledge matched by keen powers of observation, all of it informing her relentless curiosity--in the fullness of her powers.

Title: For the Time Being

Author: Dillard, Annie

Categories: American, Modern First Editions, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Signed,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1999

ISBN Number: 0375403809

ISBN Number 13: 9780375403804

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270664

Keywords: LITERATURE AMERICAN,