Inscribed by Annie Dillard to Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Richard Wilbur

  • The Annie Dillard Reader Including: Piligrim At Tinker Creek; Teaching A Stone To Talk; Holy the Firm; An American Childhood; The Living.

The Annie Dillard Reader Including: Piligrim At Tinker Creek; Teaching A Stone To Talk; Holy the Firm; An American Childhood; The Living.

$200.00

Item Number: 653

New York: Haper Collins Publishers, 1994.

First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by the author to the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur and his wife, “For Charlee and Richard with best wishes Annie Dillard.” Fine in a fine dust jacket.

"While true Dillard aficionados will have read her nine books, including the unexpected novel, The Living, others may just have read, and treasured, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, or may always have wondered what Dillard is all about. This selection of writings, chosen by Dillard herself, provides a perfect sampling of her incisive, versatile, and impeccable achievements. Dillard chose to include a generous number of chapters from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and An American Childhood, the contemplative Holy the Firm in its entirety, and a group of essays from Teaching a Stone to Talk. Her 1992 novel was based on a short story, "The Living," published in 1978. Now it's published here in yet a third incarnation, as a new and "changed" short story" (Donna Seaman).

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