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The Custom of the Country
Edith Wharton, Linda Wagner-Martin
Anna Karenina
Leo Tolstoy, Louise Maude, Alymer Maude

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek - Annie Dillard Perhaps the postmodernist self reveals his/her humanity by the artistic use of words themselves, a passionate virtuosity. In The Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, a paradigm of passionate virtuosity—though not a postmodern novel—Annie Dillard nonetheless articulates postmodernism’s potential for transcendence in the words, “If I am a maple key falling, at least I can twirl” (268) and takes stock of a world no longer, comprehensible, a world paradoxically cruel and beautiful with the affirmation: “The universe was not made in jest but in solemn incomprehensible earnest. By a power that is unfathomably secret, and holy, and fleet.” (270).