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For the Time Being

By | 2018-03-21T18:28:27+01:00 July 1st, 2004|Recent Reviews|

By Annie Dillard

Viking, 1999. 204 pages.

Purportedly a history of sand, written long before books on the “histories of things” became a fad, “For the Time Being” is really a philosophical contemplation of the sacred. Dillard is a renowned scholar and author and is as unpretentious as they come, so no fluffy New Age self-discovery here, just a brilliant, playful and simply written book reflecting on the way people throughout the ages have found joy in life despite the tragedy that imbues each era.

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