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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974)

de Annie Dillard

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize "The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel." -- Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Dillard's personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she 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. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.… (més)
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    Walden o la vida als boscos de Henry David Thoreau (emydid)
    emydid: Dillard was very much influenced by Thoreau (she did her master's thesis on Walden), and both Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and Walden have similar narrative structures. Both books follow their narrator through the course of a year, and both weave detailed observations of the natural world together with self-examination and statements of a personal worldview. Annie Dillard's concerns are more explicitly theological, while Thoreau tends to be more concerned with the relationship between the individual and society - but both of their books are beautifully-written, densely symbolic investigations into the relationship between the self, nature, and the spiritual. It's interesting to think about the links and contrasts between the two books - for example, between Dillard's idea of "seeing" and Thoreau's reflections on self-exploration and awareness.… (més)
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    The Forest Unseen: A Year's Watch in Nature de David George Haskell (danhammang)
    danhammang: Love of the land, celebration of the natural world written by one of the finest authors of this generation.
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    In Earshot of Water: Notes from the Columbia Plateau de Paul Lindholdt (bezoar44)
    bezoar44: These authors share some of the same fearless introspection; and while both study the natural world, it is in some ways just a (vital) context in which to explore what it means to live meaningfully.
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    Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting de Michael Perry (Othemts)
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Knowing this was not my kind of book, I still tried this out because my book club picked it. It's nicely written but not the type of book I enjoy reading.
  sgwordy | Dec 31, 2022 |
See John Berger's Ways of Seeing ( )
  Overgaard | Dec 1, 2022 |
"El dorado fulgor de las oropéndolas", Jacinto Antón, El País 03.09.2022: https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-09-03/el-dorado-fulgor-de-las-oropendolas.html
  Albertos | Sep 25, 2022 |
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  societystf | Jun 27, 2022 |
Ooit had ik een kat, een ouwe vechtjas, die de gewoonte had om in het holst van de nacht door het open raam bij mijn bed naar binnen te klimmen en met een plof op mijn borst te springen, zodat ik half wakker werd.
  ADBO | Jun 13, 2022 |
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Annie Dillardautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Adams, RichardIntroduccióautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Conlin, GraceNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Gilbert, TaviaNarradorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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It ever was, and is, and shall be, ever-living Fire, in measures being kindled and in measures going out.
---Heraclitus
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I used to have a cat, an old fighting tom, who would jump through the open window by my bed in the middle of the night and land on my chest.
[Afterword] In October, 1972, camping in Acadia National Park on the Maine coast, I read a nature book.
[More Years Afterword] I was twenty-seven in 1972 when I began writing Pilgrim at Tinker Creek.
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Not only does something come if you wait, but it pours over you like a waterfall, a tidal wave. You wait in all naturalness without expectation or hope, emptied, translucent, and that which comes rocks and topples you; it will shear, loose, launch, winnow, grind.
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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize "The book is a form of meditation, written with headlong urgency, about seeing. . . . There is an ambition about her book that I like. . . . It is the ambition to feel." -- Eudora Welty, New York Times Book Review Pilgrim at Tinker Creek is the story of a dramatic year in Virginia's Roanoke Valley. Annie Dillard sets out to see what she can see. What she sees are astonishing incidents of "beauty tangled in a rapture with violence." Dillard's personal narrative highlights one year's exploration on foot in the Virginia region through which Tinker Creek runs. In the summer, she 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. The result is an exhilarating tale of nature and its seasons.

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