Holy the Firm

Holy the Firm

Annie Dillard


In 1975 Annie Dillard took up place of abode on an island in Puget Sound in a wooded room supplied with "one huge, immense window, one cat, one spider and one person." For the subsequent years she requested herself questions on time, truth, sacrifice demise, and the need of God. In Holy the Firm she writes a few moth fed on in a candle flame, a few seven-year-old woman burned in an plane coincidence, a few baptism on a chilly seashore. yet in the back of the relocating curtain of what she calls "the difficult issues -- rock mountain and salt sea," she sees, occasionally far flung and occasionally as within reach as a veil or air, the ability play of holy fire.

This is a profound publication concerning the flora and fauna -- either its attractiveness and its cruelty -- the Pulitzer Prize-winning Dillard understands so well.

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