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  • Pilgrim At Tinker Creek

Pilgrim At Tinker Creek.

Item Number: 1651

New York: Harper's Magazine Press, 1974.

First edition with all points present of the author’s Pulitzer Prize winning work. Octavo, original brown cloth with gilt letters to the spine. Signed by the author. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket that shows just a touch of wear. Listed on Modern Library’s 100 great nonfiction books of the twentieth century. A very sharp copy.

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Blue Ridge valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "mystery, death, beauty, violence." "The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing....A reader's heart must go out to a young writer with a sense of wonder so fearless and unbridled" (Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review).