Recollected Essays, 1965-1980

Recollected Essays, 1965-1980

by Berry
     
 

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These eleven essays, selected by the author from five previous collections, provide us with a single volume tracing Mr. Berry's desire "to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place." Essays are drawn from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, The Unforeseen Wilderness, A Continuous Harmony, and The

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These eleven essays, selected by the author from five previous collections, provide us with a single volume tracing Mr. Berry's desire "to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place." Essays are drawn from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, The Unforeseen Wilderness, A Continuous Harmony, and The Unsettling of America. A new essay, "The Making of a Marginal Farm," forms the coda, unifying "what I value most in the world: the life and health of the earth, the peacefulness of human communities and households."

Editorial Reviews

Harry Middleton
Berry is a rare human being, a man of honesty and grace, a man deeply in love with life. And his essays will endure for the same reason that those of Thoreau and E.B. White and Wallace Stegner endure, because they speak not only to the human heart and mind, but also to the condition of the human spirit as well.
The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
The State
Wendell Berry is one of the most articulate and persuasive philosophical agrarians of the present time.— The State, Columbia, S.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865470262
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
01/01/1982
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
4.96(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.95(d)

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