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Wendell Berry identifies himself as both “a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,” which he deftly illustrates in the scope of these 22 essays. Ranging from Americas insatiable consumerism and household economies to literary subjects and Americas attitude toward waste, Berry gracefully navigates from one topic to the next. He speaks candidly about the ills plaguing America and the growing gap between people and the land. Despite the somber nature of these essays, Berrys voice and prose provide an underlying sense of faith and hope. He frames his reflections with poetic responsibility, standing up as a firm believer in the power of the human race not only to fix its past mistakes but to build a future that will provide a better life for all.

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Whether suggesting standards for technical innovation or pointing to the ruinous effects of what has become everyday practice, Berry speaks bravely against thoughtlessness, measuring every word as he leads the way toward balancing our currently out-of-kilter society.

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kzmichels, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by kzmichels)
A lovely book. Berry includes hopeful, thoughtful, disparaging, and beautiful essays to create a holistic image of humanity. From prose that rings like poetry to pure opinions and thoughts, each essay is a gem. Read a few, or devour them all in one sitting: What Are People For? is a heartfelt exposition on people, food, love, and life. A must read!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582434872
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Publisher:
Counterpoint LLC
Author:
Berry, Wendell
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20100531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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