Overview


First published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House was Wendell Berry's first collection of essays, the inaugural work introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the course of his career. Three essays at the heart of this volume-“The Rise,” “The Long-Legged House,” and “A Native Hill” -are essays of homecoming and memoir, as the writer finds his home place, his native ground, his place on earth. As he later wrote, “What I stand for is what I ...
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The Long-Legged House

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Overview


First published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House was Wendell Berry's first collection of essays, the inaugural work introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the course of his career. Three essays at the heart of this volume-“The Rise,” “The Long-Legged House,” and “A Native Hill” -are essays of homecoming and memoir, as the writer finds his home place, his native ground, his place on earth. As he later wrote, “What I stand for is what I stand on,” and here we see him beginning the acts of rediscovery and resettling.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Released in 1972 and 1969, respectively, these volumes include Berry's take on culture, politics, literature, and more, in multiple essays. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781619020818
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 4/12/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2012 Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • File size: 412 KB

Meet the Author


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

The Tyranny of Charity 3
The Landscaping of Hell: Strip-Mine Morality in East Kentucky 12
Postscript, July, 1968: A Land Set Aside 24
The Nature Consumers 30
The Loss of the Future 45
A Statement against the War in Vietnam 64
Some thoughts on Citizenship and Conscience in Honor of Don Pratt 76
The Rise 95
The Long-Legged House 108
A Native Hill 170
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