Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Publish date: October 13th 2009
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Non Fiction
, Book Club
This book is like a book of blog posts, you know, before there were blogs. Annie Dillard lives on Tinker Creek. She documents, in stream of consciousness essay style, some of her observations of nature. She throws in some facts that she "knows" (in quotes because there were a few things that were...
Perhaps the postmodernist self reveals his/her humanity by the artistic use of words themselves, a passionate virtuosity. In The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, a paradigm of passionate virtuosity—though not a postmodern novel—Annie Dillard nonetheless articulates postmodernism’s potential for transcendenc...
In my nature writing binge, this had been referenced several times and so I decided to get it for a train ride from LA back to homebase. I enjoyed the writing, even though it could be overwrought at some times. There was something in seeing the everyday, even if Dillard wasn't in a hugely scenic lan...
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