The Achievement Of Wendell Berry

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Author: Fritz Oehlschlaeger
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813130077
Size: 43.15 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 322
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Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman for agrarian values, Berry frequently defends such practices and ideas as sustainable agriculture, healthy rural communities, connection to place, the pleasures of work, and the interconnectedness of life. In The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love, Fritz Oehlschlaeger provides a sweeping engagement with Berry's entire corpus. The book introduces the reader to Berry's general philosophy and aesthetic through careful consideration of his essays. Oehlschlaeger pays particular attention to Berry as an agrarian, citizen, and patriot, and also examines the influence of Christianity on Berry's writings. Much of the book is devoted to lively close readings of Berry's short stories, novels, and poetry. The Achievement of Wendell Berry is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical and creative world of Wendell Berry, one that offers new critical insights into the writing of this celebrated Kentucky author.

Conversations With Wendell Berry

Conversations with Wendell Berry PDF
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781578069927
Size: 17.68 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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"Whether we know it or not, whether we want to be or not, we are members of one another." Since 1960, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has produced one of the most substantial and consistently thematic bodies of work of any modern American writer. In more than fifty books in various genres-novels, short stories, poems, and essays-he has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth and has addressed many of our most urgent cultural maladies. His collections of essays urge us to think and act responsibly as members of a community-both human and natural. Volumes of his poems seek to wed us to nature and realign our vision with its mysteries. His growing Port William cycle of novels offers us a fictional model for understanding, for compassion, and for living in constant regard for others. Conversations with Wendell Berry gathers for the first time interviews with the writer, ranging from 1973 to 2006, including one never before published. For readers acquainted with Berry's work, this volume offers insights available nowhere else. It reveals succinctly the main currents of his life's work. What emerges is a citizen-writer profoundly affected by cultural crises at home and in the world. Morris Allen Grubbs directs the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the graduate school at University of Kentucky, where he was a student of Berry's. He is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories. Photograph-Wendell Berry by Pam Spaulding, courtesy CJF

Entries

Entries PDF
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
ISBN: 9781887178372
Size: 52.44 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Berry's remarkable new collection, produced over the past decade, offers poems of remembrance and regeneration, celebrating life's complexities from the domestic to the eternal.

Bringing It To The Table

Bringing It to the Table PDF
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1458758621
Size: 52.76 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 316
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Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Drawn from more than thirty years of work, this collection is essential reading for all who care about what they eat.

Clearing

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
ISBN:
Size: 44.70 MB
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Category : Christian poetry, American
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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A THRILLER ABOUT FATE, LOVE, AND MISSED OPPORTUNITIES WHEN A TYCOON IS KIDNAPPED AND NOW IN THE MOST IMPORTANT NEGOTIATION OF HIS LIFE.

Openings

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 9780156700122
Size: 24.78 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 67
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The author's love of nature emerges in thirty-six poems decrying the rape of our environment and America's obsession with military power

Findings

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 21.93 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Christian poetry, American
Languages : en
Pages : 63
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"Findings stands alone as a very important period in Wendell Berry's career, a career which now gives clear evidence of becoming that of a major American writer. On an essentially elemental base, in a style that is quiet and assured, he constructs two sequences that are impressive in their range, totality and unity. Three fine elegiac poems complete, and in a sense sum up, what goes before.".--front insert.

A Place On Earth

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 42.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 550
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Standing By Words

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Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint
ISBN: 9781582437453
Size: 78.59 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 213
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“If we fail to do what is required and if we do what is forbidden, we exclude ourselves from the mercy of Nature; we destroy our place, or we are exiled from it.” The essays of Wendell Berry are an extended conversation about the life he values; sustainable agriculture, a connection to place, the miracle of life, and the interconnectedness of all things. The existence of this life is dependent on our devotion to preserving it, an emotional proximity to the land that is slipping away from us. In six elegant, linked literary essays, Berry considers the degeneration of language that is manifest throughout our culture, from poetry to politics, from conversation to advertising, and he shows how the ever-widening cleft between the words and their referents mirrors the increasing isolation of individuals and their communities from the land. With his confident and unwavering prose, Berry assesses how the gap between modern communities and nature grew so large, how we may bridge it, and the role language plays in facilitating both parts. Standing by Wordsjoins our new series, which celebrates the collected essays of Wendell Berry in beautiful, uniform editions.

Home Economics

Home Economics PDF
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 9781582434858
Size: 57.78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Explores what it means to make oneself 'responsibly at home'. The very title reminds us that the root of economics is stewardship, household management. Mr Berry speaks of the necessary coherence of the 'great economy', as he argues for clarity in our lives, our conceptions and our communications. Whether as critic or as champion, Wendell Berry offers careful insights into personal and national situations in a prose that is both ringing and clear.