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Wendell Berry



Wendell Berry, MA, is an American essayist, poet, novelist, farmer, environmental activist, and cultural critic. Throughout his large body of work he has espoused the ideals of agrarianism and ecospirituality.

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The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out in these prescient essays, drawn from his fifty-year campaign on behalf of American lands and communities.

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Citizenship Papers: Essays

There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with “patriot” offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy.

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New Collected Poems

Here, Wendell Berry revisits for the first time his immensely popular Collected Poems, which The New York Times Book Review described as “a straightforward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament, and family life” and “[returns] American poetry to a Wordsworthian...

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Another Turn of the Crank: Essays

From modern health care to the practice of forestry, from local focus to national resolve, Wendell Berry argues, there can never be a separation between global ecosystems and human communities—the two are intricately connected, and the health and survival of one depends upon the other.

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The Long-Legged House

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.

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The Hidden Wound

Acclaimed as “one of the most humane, honest, liberating works of our time” (The Village Voice), The Hidden Wound is a book-length essay about racism and the damage it has done to the identity of our country.

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Leavings: Poems

No one writes like Wendell Berry. Whether essay, novel, story, or poem, his inimitable voice rings true, as natural as the land he has farmed in Kentucky for over 40 years.

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It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays

An impassioned and rigorous appeal for reconnection to the land and human feeling by one of America’s most heartfelt and humble writers.

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

The Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture.

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A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural

The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. “It seemed to me,” Horenbein wrote, “that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.

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