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For the Time Being by Annie Dillard (1999 Hardback)


£15.00

Very good condition used 1999 First Edition
Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.
Author: Annie Dillard.
ISBN: 9780375403804.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 140m w x 25mm d.

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For the Time Being by Annie Dillard

Condition and Description:

Very good condition used 1999 First Edition Hardback with intact Dust Jacket.

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.
Author: Annie Dillard.
ISBN: 9780375403804.
Approx dims: 200mm h x 140m w x 25mm d.

Intact clean glossy condition dust jacket within protective Mylar sleeve, with some slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. DJ intact spine. Dust Jacket over very good condition blue/brown boards with gilt title lettering to spine. 205 clean, slightly off white pages of English text, no inscriptions. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of For the Time Being by Annie Dillard:

Following a novel, a memoir, and a book of poems, Annie Dillard returns to a form of nonfiction she has made her own–now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.

This personal narrative surveys the panorama of our world, past and present. Here is a natural history of sand, a catalogue of clouds, a batch of newborns on an obstetrical ward, a family of Mongol horsemen. Here is the story of Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin digging in the deserts of China. Here is the story of Hasidic thought rising in Eastern Europe. Here are defect and beauty together, miracle and tragedy, time and eternity. Dillard poses questions about God, natural evil, and individual existence. Personal experience, science, and religion bear on a welter of fact. How can an individual matter? How might one live?

Compassionate, informative, enthralling, always surprising, For the Time Being shows one of our most original writers–her breadth of knowledge matched by keen powers of observation, all of it informing her relentless curiosity–in the fullness of her powers.