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The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry

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The Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty-one essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. These essays promote a clearly defined and compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, disease, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture. Why is agriculture becoming culturally irrelevant, and at what cost? What are the forces of social disintegration and how might they be reversed? How might men and women live together in ways that benefit both? And, how does the corporate takeover of social institutions and economic practices contribute to the destruction of human and natural environments?

Through his staunch support of local economies, his defense of farming communities, and his call for family integrity, Berry emerges as the champion of responsibilities and priorities that serve the health, vitality, and happiness of the whole community of creation.

Review:

"These are beautifully crafted essays, replete with social criticism, righteous anger, moral guidance, and lyrical wording....Highly recommended." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Essential essays are included in this volume from Wendell Berry's writings onagrarianism, agriculture, and community.

About the Author

Wendell Berry, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Award, the Aiken Taylor Award for poetry, and the John Hay Award of the Orion Society. He lives with his wife on a farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

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pamandal, August 5, 2008 (view all comments by pamandal)
This is a book that must be savored, not skimmed. I appreciate Berry's perspective, especially given the state of our world today. He writes, β€œIt is not from ourselves that we will learn to be better than we are.” A profound truth!
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ann-locates, June 7, 2008 (view all comments by ann-locates)
Super writings collected into one book.
Berry makes one think even if he does not quite
understand.
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K Magill, June 3, 2008 (view all comments by K Magill)
Localvores and potential localvores, check this one out: Wendell Berry has been laying the groundwork for the sustainable-local-organic foods movement for decades. There is some truly beautiful prose here, especially the last essay, "The Pleasures of Eating."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781593760076
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Publisher:
Shoemaker & Hoard
Editor:
Wirzba, Norman
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Author:
Wirzba, Norman
Location:
Washington, DC
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
FICTION / Literary
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Agriculture -- United States.
Subject:
Agriculture -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no.5
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 17.5 oz

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