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For the Time Being

By: Annie DILLARD [signed]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Knopf: 1999

Edition: 111gyst Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 11gy

ISBN: 0375403809

Condition: As New


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... View more info