For the Time Being

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Audio (5.05 hours)
Product Number: Z100095687
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481554466
Narrator/s: Tavia Gilbert
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From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and one of the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her most profound narrative to date. With her keen eye, penchant for paradox, and yearning for truth, Dillard renews our ability to discover wonder in life's smallest-and often darkest-corners. Why do we exist? Where did we come from? How can one person matter? Dillard searches for answers in a powerful array of images: pictures of bird-headed dwarfs in the standard reference of human birth defects; ten thousand terra-cotta figures fashioned for a Chinese emperor in place of the human court that might have followed him into death; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi Desert; the dizzying variety of clouds. Vivid, eloquent, and haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding.

Author(s): Annie Dillard
Original Publish Date: Mar 18, 2011

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Author(s): Annie Dillard
Product Number EB00170473
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780307477668

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