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That Distant Land: The Collected Stories

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That Distant Land includes twenty-three stories from Wendell Berry's Port William membership. Arranged in their fictional chronology, the book shines forth as a single sustained work, not simply an anthology. It reveals Wendell Berry as a literary master capable of managing an imaginative integrity over decades of writing with a multitude of characters followed over several generations. Combining The Wild Birds (1985), Fidelity (1992), and Watch With Me (1994), and including four never-before-collected stories ...
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Overview


That Distant Land includes twenty-three stories from Wendell Berry's Port William membership. Arranged in their fictional chronology, the book shines forth as a single sustained work, not simply an anthology. It reveals Wendell Berry as a literary master capable of managing an imaginative integrity over decades of writing with a multitude of characters followed over several generations. Combining The Wild Birds (1985), Fidelity (1992), and Watch With Me (1994), and including four never-before-collected stories and a map of Port William, this book offers rest for the weary, hope for the beleaguered, and strength for the rest of us.
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Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
Wendell Berry has constructed an almost perfect fiction, a sublime meditation on how irrevocable loss is redeemed through a renewed sense of kinship with the land and the past.
NY Times Book Review
He richly evokes the region's farmland and hamlets, and his characters are fiercely individual... Mr. Berry's sentences are exquisitely constructed, suggesting the cyclic rhythms of his agrarian world.
LA Times Books Review
The rarest (and highest) of literary classes consists of that small group of authors who are absolutely inimitable....One of the half-dozen living American authors who belong in that class is Wendell Berry.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593760540
  • Publisher: Counterpoint Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Series: Port William
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 239,492
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.04 (h) x 1.16 (d)

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