The Long-Legged House

The Long-Legged House

by Wendell Berry

Paperback(2012 Edition)

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781619020016
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 05/15/2012
Edition description: 2012 Edition
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,152,913
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

The Tyranny of Charity3
The Landscaping of Hell: Strip-Mine Morality in East Kentucky12
Postscript, July, 1968: A Land Set Aside24
The Nature Consumers30
The Loss of the Future45
A Statement against the War in Vietnam64
Some Thoughts on Citizenship and Conscience in Honor of Don Pratt76
The Rise95
The Long-Legged House108
A Native Hill170

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