A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural

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The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. “It seemed to me,” Horenbein wrote, “that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.” Wendell Berry’s second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in 1972, and includes the seminal “Think Little,” which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Catalogue and reprinted around the globe, and the splendid centerpiece, ...
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The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. “It seemed to me,” Horenbein wrote, “that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.” Wendell Berry’s second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in 1972, and includes the seminal “Think Little,” which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Catalogue and reprinted around the globe, and the splendid centerpiece, “Discipline and Hope,” an insightful and articulate essay making a case for what he calls “a new middle.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619020009
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 5/8/2012
  • Edition description: 2012 Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 784,446
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya, in Kentucky.
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Table of Contents

A Secular Pilgrimage 1

Notes from an Absence and a Return 35

A Homage to Dr. Williams 55

The Regional Motive 61

Think Little 69

Discipline and Hope 83

In Defense of Literacy 163

Mayhem in the Industrial Paradise 169

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