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The Resource Essays, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor

Essays, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor

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Essays
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Essays
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Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor
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  • Wendell Berry, essays
  • What I stand on
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the collected essays of Wendell Berry 1969-2017
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eng
Summary
A two-volume edition of essays, selected by the author and his longtime editor, Jack Shoemaker, which reveals as never before the evolution of Berry's thoughts and concerns as a farmer, neighbor, citizen, teacher, activist, and ecological philosopher. -- adapted from publisher's website
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/* Starred Review */ A splendid gathering of 50 years’ worth of essays “cultural and agricultural” by the eminent Kentucky farmer, poet, novelist, and social critic. In 1969, Berry (b. 1934), who had previously written a couple of novels that received little attention, published The Long-Legged House, his first book of nonfiction. The timing for the book of essays on the Ohio River backcountry was just right, anticipating the wave of interest in things ecological and place-oriented, and Berry’s neo-transcendentalism (“it is another world, which means that one’s senses and reflexes must begin to live another kind of life”) found an audience that would grow significantly in the coming years. This comprehensive anthology, whose first volume reproduces his entire 1977 manifesto, The Unsettling of America, is made up of selections made by Berry and his longtime editor, Shoemaker, who, for nearly 40 years, has made it an unceasing project to continue to expand Berry’s audience and influence. The Gift of Good Land (1981), an early collaboration between writer and editor, gives attention to such country comforts as horse-drawn farming as contrasted to industrial agriculture, which “considers only the machine.” The second volume of this sweeping collection, comprising 1,650 pages altogether, offers further arguments in favor of an agriculture and rural culture that are anything but simple—and, according to the author, in constant need of defense against those who would attack them “morally as well as economically.” Conservative in the deepest sense, and often resembling T.S. Eliot as much as Edward Abbey, Berry goes on to insist that “the distinction between the physical and the spiritual is, I believe, false,” urging instead that the truly relevant contrast is “between the organic and the mechanical.” Over a consistently developed line of argument through the decades, it’s abundantly clear what side Berry falls on and what he stands for—which is, as he has long said, what he stands on. Essential for environmentalists, back-to-the-landers, and students and practitioners of the essay form. (Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2019)
Awards note
Kentucky Writers Hall of Fame, 2015
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10780297
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YDX
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1934-
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Berry, Wendell
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
index present
Literary form
essays
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bibliography
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1946-
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Shoemaker, Jack
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True
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
316-317
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  • American essays
  • American essays
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the collected essays of Wendell Berry, 1969-2017
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Essays, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor
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  • Title from container
  • Volume 1 includes "The Unsettling of America and selections from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, A Continuous Harmony, Recollected Essays, The Gift of Good Land, Standing by Words, Home Economics, What are People For?"--Back of box
  • Volume 2 includes "Life is a Miracle and selections from Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community, Another Turn of the Crank, Citizenship Papers, The Way of Ignorance, What Matters?, Imagination in Place, It All Turns on Affection, Our Only World, The Art of Loading Brush"--Back of box
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
[1] Essays, 1969-1990 -- [2] Essays, 1993-2017
Control code
on1044554914
Dimensions
21 cm, in container 22 x 14 x 7 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781598536102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044554914
Label
Essays, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Volume 1 includes "The Unsettling of America and selections from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, A Continuous Harmony, Recollected Essays, The Gift of Good Land, Standing by Words, Home Economics, What are People For?"--Back of box
  • Volume 2 includes "Life is a Miracle and selections from Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community, Another Turn of the Crank, Citizenship Papers, The Way of Ignorance, What Matters?, Imagination in Place, It All Turns on Affection, Our Only World, The Art of Loading Brush"--Back of box
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
[1] Essays, 1969-1990 -- [2] Essays, 1993-2017
Control code
on1044554914
Dimensions
21 cm, in container 22 x 14 x 7 cm
Extent
2 volumes
Isbn
9781598536102
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1044554914

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