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Publisher Comments:

This book puts a contemporary trend into historical perspective, proving that there is, indeed, a connection between the homesteaders living off-the-grid in Mendocino County, California, and the ancient Greek philosophers. Thank you to Helen Nearing for making the connection so apparent.<P>Wise Words for the Good Life is produced in collaboration with The Good Life Center in Harborside, Maine, which exists to provide education and inspiration based upon the example set by Scott and Helen Nearing.

Book News Annotation:

Helen Nearing and her husband, Scott, were homesteader-heroes to 1960s counter-culturalists seeking simplicity and frugality in what is called "intentional living." First published by Schocken Books in 1980, this collection of Nearing's cherished quotes on the "good life" from the likes of Horace, Virgil, Spenser, Thoreau, Jefferson and numerous less-luminous others, is organized into themes such as the rewards of country living, weather and seasons, money and true wealth, the woman's place, the male point of view, and the evening of life. An anonymous sample: "Better a dry morsel and quietness therewith, than a house full of feasting, with strife." Quoted material is not fully cited. No subject index.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781890132415
Foreword:
Sheble, Anne
Introduction:
Nearing, Helen
Introduction by:
Nearing, Helen
Introduction:
Nearing, Helen
Foreword by:
Sheble, Anne
Foreword:
Sheble, Anne
Author:
Nearing, Helen
Author:
Nearing, Helen
Publisher:
Chelsea Green Publishing Company
Location:
White River Junction, Vt.
Subject:
Quotations
Subject:
Country life
Subject:
Conduct of life
Subject:
Simplicity
Subject:
Quotations, English
Subject:
Essays - Single Authors
Subject:
Reference-Quotations Anecdotes and Proverbs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Chelsea Green ed.
Series:
Good Life Series
Series Volume:
812
Publication Date:
19960631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
178
Dimensions:
7.99x5.53x.56 in. .58 lbs.

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