“I had been my whole life a bell, and never knew it until at that moment I was lifted and struck": First Edition of Annie Dillard's Pilgrim At Tinker Creek; Signed by Her
Pilgrim At Tinker Creek.
Item Number: 99768
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, pictorial endpapers. Signed by Annie Dillard on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of shelfwear. Jacket design by Sheila Berger. Line drawing by Annie Dillard. An exceptional example.
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). Listed on Modern Library's 100 greatest nonfiction books of the twentieth century.