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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek / Annie Dillard.

Dillard, Annie, (author.).


Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley, where Annie Dillard set out to chronicle incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Dillard's personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she 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. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.--Publisher description.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0061233323
  • ISBN: 9780061233326
  • Physical Description: 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: First Harper Perennial modern classics edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2013.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
"First Harper Perennial Modern Classics edition published 2007. Reissued in 2013"--Title page verso.
Formatted Contents Note:
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. -- Afterword -- More years afterword -- About Annie Dillard.
Awards Note:
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.
Subject: Dillard, Annie.
Women authors, American.
Écrivaines américaines.
Dillard, Annie
Natural history
Virginia > Blue Ridge
Genre: Essay

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