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In 1975 Annie Dillard took up residence on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room furnished with "one enormous window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the next two years she asked herself questions about time, reality, sacrifice death, and the will of God. In Holy the Firm she writes about a moth consumed in a candle flame, about a seven-year-old girl burned in an airplane accident, about a baptism on a cold beach. But behind the moving curtain of what she calls "the hard things — rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, sometimes far off and sometimes as close by as a veil or air, the power play of holy fire.

This is a profound book about the natural world — both its beauty and its cruelty — the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dillard knows so well.

Synopsis:

Writing about a moth consumed by a candle flame, a girl burned in an airplane accident, and a baptism on a cold beach, Dillard bears witness to the violent incursions of the Absolute into the wreck of space and her vision of the power play of holy fire

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Newborn and salted — God's tooth — Holy the firm.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061871658
Publisher:
Perennial Library
Subject:
Fiction : General
Author:
Dillard, Annie
Author:
Annie Dillard
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Meditations
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Anthologies-General
Subject:
Biology-Reference
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19880720
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
80

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