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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek An Exhilarating Meditation On Nature And Its Seasons A Personal Narrative Highlighting One Year S Exploration On Foot In The Author S Own Neighborhood In Tinker Creek, Virginia In The Summer, Dillard Stalks Muskrats In The Creek And Contemplates Wave Mechanics In The Fall She Watches A Monarch Butterfly Migration And Dreams Of Arctic Caribou She Tries To Con A Coot She Collects Pond Water And Examines It Under A Microscope She Unties A Snake Skin, Witnesses A Flood, And Plays King Of The Meadow With A Field Of Grasshoppers

About the Author: Annie Dillard

Annie Dillard born April 30, 1945 is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non fiction She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut from Wikipedia

10 thoughts on “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

  1. says:

    This book won The Pulitzer in 1974 This is the 2nd book I ve recently read which was written in the 70 s simply a coincidence This is also the first book I ve read by Annie Dillard I didn t understand everything yet the writing is exquisite and reading becomes calm meditative Much to admire Ms Dillard her writing talent, her natural curiosity for the natural world aroun

  2. says:

    There is something remarkably spiritual about Dillard s thorough observations and painfully accurate descriptions of the natural world in Tinker Creek, her home in Virginia Each chapter evokes the grotesque transformation that insects, reptiles, fish and animals undergo to adapt to the indifferent natural habitat that fosters, disfigures and finally kills them The shifting seaso

  3. says:

    So beautiful and charming A true pearl for the heart and a true spiritual path through the presentation of the Creation and the millions of elements that compose it.As soon as you begin to read it you will be captivated by this joy with all the detailed descriptions and small actions of nature the landscapes, the elements, the small animals that affect Annie.I was very afraid to read it,

  4. says:

    one of those things that came almost literally from the sky, dropped on the table in front of me with a shrug an nil explanation my absolute favorite book, I LOVE THIS BOOK i ve so far read it five times and bought it for four others highlighted to hell and took lots of notes, referenced it past the point where people are beyond over it so all i ll say is minutiae in nature are extraordinary Abou

  5. says:

    I have since only very rarely seen the tree with lights in it The vision comes and goes, mostly goes, but I live for it, for the moment when the mountains open and a new light roars in spate through the crack, and the mountains slam. pilgrim One who embarks on a quest for some end conceived as sacred Any traveler Pilgrim at Tinker s Creek can perhaps best be described as a journal a travel journal, in wh

  6. says:

    Thomas Merton wrote, There is always a temptation to diddle around in the contemplative life, making itsy bitsy statues There is always an enormous temptation in all of life to diddle around making itsy bitsy friends and meals and journeys for itsy bitsy years on end It is so self conscious, so apparently moral, simply to step aside from the gaps where the creeks and winds pour down, saying, I never merited this g

  7. says:

    I read Pilgrim every year In high school I wrote my diary as a series of letters to Annie Dillard so gay It s basically about a really smart young woman wandering the forest and thinking about nature and god and philosophy and stuff Think Thoreau reincarnated as a 24 year old chick in the 70s It didn t win the Pulitzer for nothing It s a great book to read when you re in a none of this shit matters mood No celebrities No p

  8. says:

    For me, two stars means I disliked it even though GR says it means it was okay I usually don t finish books that I dislike, that s why I have so few 2 star reviews here on this site However, this one seemed harmless enough, and there were aspects of the book I liked at least when I started For example, there are a lot of stories and anecdotes about nature that were really interesting On cool autumn nights, eels hurrying to the sea

  9. says:

    This was not a badly written book However, it should not be forced upon poor innocent high school students I have had to read a lot of boring books in my high school career, but this tops them all Just when you thought something interesting was going to happen she watches birds or something for hours True, there were moments of great beauty and her philosphy were not always crazed I respect her art and her view of the world, but she has eve

  10. says:

    I love this book, but it frustrates me too Maybe it s because Dillard was so young when she wrote it But it doesn t deserve to be compared to Walden Thoreau is arrogant and has a prescription for every one of society s problems Dillard asks hard questions and agonizes over the answers It s never an open and shut case for her I ll read her books again and again, but I might be done with Thoreau.

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