The Hidden Wound [NOOK Book]

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With the expected grace of Wendell Berry comes The Hidden Wound, an essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country. Through Berry’s personal experience, he explains how remaining passive in the face of the struggle of racism further corrodes America’s potential. In a quiet and observant manner, Berry opens up about how his attempt to discuss racism is rooted in the hope that someday the historical wound will begin to heal.

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The Hidden Wound

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Overview

With the expected grace of Wendell Berry comes The Hidden Wound, an essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country. Through Berry’s personal experience, he explains how remaining passive in the face of the struggle of racism further corrodes America’s potential. In a quiet and observant manner, Berry opens up about how his attempt to discuss racism is rooted in the hope that someday the historical wound will begin to heal.

A book length essay on racism and its effects on our society. ". . . one of the most humane, honest, liberating books of our time." The Village Voice

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Editorial Reviews

Hayden Carruth
"Berry has produced one of the most humane, honest, liberating works of our time. It is a beautiful book. More than that, it has become at one stroke an essential book. Every American who can read at all should read it."— Hayden Carruth, The Village Voice.
Guy Davenport
"The brunt of the book is to wake us up, page after page, from stupidity. 'It is a kind of death,' Montaigne said, 'to avoid the pain of well doing, or trouble of well living.' Wendell Berry makes that observation rip the air like an alarm clock."" Guy Davenport, Life Magazine
Larry McMurty
"A profound, passionate, crucial piece of writing.... Few readers, and I think, no writers will be able to read it without a small pulse of triumph at the temples: the strange, almost communal sense of triumph one feels when someone has written truly well.... The statement it makes is intricate and beautiful, sad but strong."— Larry McMurty, The Washington Post
Joan Joffe Hall
"One of the most impressive aspects of Berry's book is the authentic simplicity of his style, the directness with which that style can accommodate Tolstoy, Malcolm X, work songs, anecdotes, speculation, and polemic indignation.... The strength of this book is its connecting America's two major problems: the exploiting of men and land; it deserves as wide an audience as possible."— Joan Joffe Hall, Louisville Courier-Journal
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"A profound, passionate, crucial piece of writing . . . Few readers, and I think, no writers will be able to read it without a small pulse of triumph at the temples: the strange, almost communal sense of triumph one feels when someone has written truly well . . . The statement it makes is intricate and beautiful, sad but strong." —Larry McMurtry, The Washington Post

"Berry has produced one of the most humane, honest, liberating works of our time. It is a beautiful book. More than that, it has become at one stroke an essential book. Every American who can read at all should read it." —Hayden Carruth, The Village Voice

"One of the most impressive aspects of Berry's book is the authentic simplicity of his style, the directness with which that style can accommodate Tolstoy, Malcolm X, work songs, anecdotes, speculation, and polemic indignation . . . The strength of this book is its connecting America's two major problems: the exploiting of men and land; it deserves as wide an audience as possible." —Louisville Courier-Journal

"One of the most touching and true personal testaments concerned with our country's racial dilemma." —Publishers Weekly

"The brunt of the book is to wake us up, page after page, from stupidity. 'It is a kind of death,' Montaigne said, 'to avoid the pain of well doing, or trouble of well living.' Wendell Berry makes that observation rip the air like an alarm clock." —Guy Davenport, Life

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582436678
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 478,206
  • File size: 172 KB

Meet the Author

Wendell Berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He has recently been awarded the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement from the Fellowship of Southern Writers and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For over forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife Tanya in Kentucky.
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