Given

Given

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by Wendell Berry
     
 

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Wendell Berry’s first book of new poems in 10 years—a rich and varied new collection—is cause for celebration. As the New York Times Book Review noted, "Berry’s straightforward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament . . . affirms a style that is resonant with the authentic. . . . He can be said to have…  See more details below

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Wendell Berry’s first book of new poems in 10 years—a rich and varied new collection—is cause for celebration. As the New York Times Book Review noted, "Berry’s straightforward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament . . . affirms a style that is resonant with the authentic. . . . He can be said to have returned American poetry to a Wordsworthian clarity of purpose."
For the past 25 years Berry has been at work on a long sequence, "The Sabbath Poems," resulting from his Sunday morning walks of meditation and observation, and we have been collecting the unpublished sequences for the past eight years. Here also is a play in verse, Sonata at Payne Hollow, a startling evocation of the lives of Harlan and Anna Hubbard. But half of this varied collection contains shorter pieces, ranging from political poems to folk sayings (fans will be delighted by the new "Sayings and Doings), from love poems to celebrations.

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Library Journal
With a sensitive but commanding voice, Berry's first book of new poems in ten years brings to light the same clarity of thought and unpretentious maturity critics have repeatedly praised. "What wonder have you done to me?" he asks simply, then resolutely answers: "These sixty years the wonder prove:/ I bring you, aged, a young man's love." Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9781593760618
Publisher:
Counterpoint Press
Publication date:
05/15/2005
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.72(d)

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Given 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Given is a book for those who know there is a lot more to life than our current corporate consumer culture is selling. Very relaxing.