First Edition of The Hungering Dark; Inscribed by Frederick Buechner
The Hungering Dark.
Item Number: 74063
New York: The Seabury Press, 1969.
First edition of this collection of reflections on biblical themes. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the dedication page, “For Vernon and Mary with a Merry Christmas and Love Freddy.” Fine in a very good dust jacket. Jacket design by Walter Ferro.
The Hungering Dark towers as one of Fredrick Buechner's best statements on contemporary belief challenged by doubt. Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments, The Hungering Dark invites us to discover the hidden face of God, the manifestation of his grace, revealed in stillness, in unexpected places, often "through a glass, darkly." It invites us to say yes to "the possibility of God", and to recover "this fantastic hope that the future belongs to God...that holiness will return to our world."