By Annie Dillard
"Beautifully written and delightfully strange--. As earthy because it is classy, For the Time Being is, within the truest feel, an eye fixed- opener."--Daily News
From Annie Dillard, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Pilgrim at Tinker Creek and essentially the most compelling writers of our time, comes For the Time Being, her such a lot profound narrative so far. together with her willing eye, penchant for paradox, and longing for fact, Dillard renews our skill to find ask yourself in life's smallest--and usually darkest--corners.
Why can we exist? the place did we come from? How can one individual subject? Dillard searches for solutions in a robust array of pictures: photographs of bird-headed dwarfs within the commonplace reference of human delivery defects; 10000 terra-cotta figures formed for a chinese language emperor as opposed to the human courtroom that will have him into dying; the paleontologist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin crossing the Gobi barren region; the dizzying number of clouds. shiny, eloquent, haunting, For the Time Being inspires not less than the terrifying grandeur of all that continues to be tantalizingly and troublingly past our understanding.
"Stimulating, humbling, original--. [Dillard] illuminate[s] the human standpoint of the realm, earlier, current and destiny, and the individual's fairly inconsequential yet ever so exact position in it."--Rocky Mountain News