In this popular collection, Wendell Berry proposes, and earnestly hopes, that people will learn once more to care for their local communities and so begin a healing that might spread over our entire nation and beyond.
Edition/Copyright:95 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Counterpoint Press Year Published: 1995 International: No
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Berry, Wendell :
Wendell Berry is the author of thirty-two books of fiction, poetry, and essays. A former professor of English at the University of Kentucky, he has received numerous awards for his work, including most recently the T. S. Eliot Award.
Wendell Berry has lived and worked on a hillside farm in Henry County, Kentucky, for more than three decades. The author of more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, and essays, he has received numerous awards, including, most recently, the T.S. Eliot Award, the John Hay Award, the Lyndhurst Prize, and the Aiken-Taylor Award for Poetry from The Sewanee Review.
"A Kentucky farmer and writer, and perhaps the great moral essayist of our day, Berry has produced one of his shortest but also most powerful volumes."
--New York Review of Books
"His advocacy of local communities is not the result of a nostalgic longing for a former place and time, but of the hunger for an environment in which human beings are most fully human."
"Berry is the prophetic American voice of our day."
--Christian Science Monitor
"Reading through these common sense essays instills a feeling that anything he says is possible and that collectively individuals have considerable power, if only they would wake up to the fact."
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