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For the Time Being

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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.From the Hardcover edition.

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For the Time Being
2010, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
E-book in English
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For the Time Being
March 12, 2002, Phoenix Audio
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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For the time being
2000, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage Books ed.
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For the time being
2000, Penguin
in English
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For the time being
1999, Viking
in English
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For the time being
1999, G.K. Hall
in English
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For the time being
1999, Knopf, Distributed by Random House
in English - 1st trade ed.

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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.From the Hardcover edition.

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For the Time Being

Unabridged edition

This edition was published in by Phoenix Audio


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Format
Audio cassette
Dimensions
6.5 x 5 x 1.1 inches
Weight
8.2 ounces

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Open Library
OL9693886M
ISBN 10
1590400240
ISBN 13
9781590400241
OCLC/WorldCat
49335597
Library Thing
37616
Goodreads
1153038

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