For the Time Being

By: Annie DILLARD [signed]

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A signed 1st printing in publisher's slipcase, distributed privately prior to the release of the trade edition. 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, haunting, For the Time Being evokes no less than the terrifying grandeur of all that remains tantalizingly and troublingly beyond our understanding.

Title: For the Time Being

Author Name: Annie DILLARD [signed]

Categories: Literary Collections,

Edition: 111gyst Edition

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1999

ISBN Number: 0375403809

ISBN Number 13: 9780375403804

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11gy