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Research Article: Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

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Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

by Annie Dillard

In 1974 Pilgrim at Tinker Creek earned Annie Dillard the distinction of being the youngest person (at age thirty-one) ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction. Combining theological, scientific, and literary inquiry, the book offers insight into the everyday world. As national and international conflicts (the Watergate break-in and the Vietnam War) prompted controversy in America, Dillard, secluded in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, looked to the earth and its creator for clues about how to live a fully human existence.

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Naturalism in Virginia. Pilgrim at Tinker Creek takes place in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, in the southeast Appalachians along a range known as the Blue Ridge Mountains. This geographical area is home to Virginia's highest peaks, which are also some of the most ancient mountains in the world...

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