Berry, Wendell 1934-
Most widely held works about Wendell Berry
Most widely held works by Wendell Berry
The unsettling of America : culture & agriculture by Wendell Berry ( Book )
19 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 2,066 libraries worldwide
In The Unsettling of America Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today's agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families, and as a nation we are thus more estranged from the land - from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it. Sadly, as Berry notes in the afterword to this new edition, his arguments and observations are still relevant today. We continue to suffer loss of community, the devaluation of human work, and the destruction of nature under an economics dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits.
The memory of Old Jack by Wendell Berry ( Book )
19 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 libraries worldwide
In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the shades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live from it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century. - Back cover.
Jayber Crow : a novel by Wendell Berry ( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 1,515 libraries worldwide
"Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College." "Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership."--BOOK JACKET.
Hannah Coulter : a novel by Wendell Berry ( Book )
11 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
In the latest installment in Wendell Berry's long story about the citizens of Port William, Hannah Coulter remembers. Her first husband, Virgil, was declared "missing in action" shortly after the Battle of the Bulge, and after she married Nathan Coulter about all he could tell Hannah about the Battle of Okinawa was "Ignorant boys, killing each other." The community was stunned and diminished by the war, with some of its sons lost forever and others returning home determined to carry on. Now, in her late seventies, twice-widowed and alone, Hannah sorts through her memories: of her childhood, of young love and loss, of raising children and the changing seasons. She turns her plain gaze to a community facing its long deterioration, where, she says, "We feel the old fabric torn, pulling apart, and we know how much we have loved each other." Hannah offers her summation: her stories and her gratitude, for the membership in Port William, and for her whole life, a part of the great continuum of love and memory, grief and strength.
What are people for? : essays by Wendell Berry ( Book )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,398 libraries worldwide
Essays on Nate Shaw, Harry Caudill, Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, diversity, waste, eating, local culture, consumption, conservation, environmental concerns, and other topics.
Collected poems, 1957-1982 by Wendell Berry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 1,362 libraries worldwide
A world lost by Wendell Berry ( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,209 libraries worldwide
At the age of 60, a Kentucky man decides to find out why half a century earlier his favorite uncle was shot, a crime for which the killer spent only two years in jail. The man was nine years old when the incident occurred and nobody would give him a reason.
Home economics : fourteen essays by Wendell Berry ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,134 libraries worldwide
"My work has been motivated," Wendell Berry has written, "by a desire to make myself responsibly at home in this world and in my native and chosen place." In Home Economics, a collection of fourteen essays, Berry explores this process and continues to discuss what it means to make oneself "responsibly at home." His title reminds us that the very root of economics is stewardship, household management. To paraphrase Confucius, a healthy planet is made up of healthy nations that are simply healthy communities sharing common ground, and communities are gatherings of households. A measure of the health of the planet is economics--the health of its households. Any process of destruction or healing must begin at home. Berry speaks of the necessary coherence of the "Great Economy," as he argues for clarity in our lives, our conceptions, and our communications.
Remembering : a novel by Wendell Berry ( Book )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 1,067 libraries worldwide
Andy Catlett, far from his family, friends, and neighbors in Port William, Kentucky, renews his faith by reflecting on these farming people and how he came to be one of them. When a farm accident costs him a hand, Andy struggles from alienation to personal redemption.
A place on earth by Wendell Berry ( Book )
19 editions published between 1966 and 2009 in English and held by 1,041 libraries worldwide
Mat Feltner struggles to accept the loss of his son as the rest of the Port William community watches the progress of World War II.
Life is a miracle : an essay against modern superstition by Wendell Berry ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,009 libraries worldwide
"In Life is a Miracle, Wendell Berry urges us to begin a "conversation out of school." Believing we are on a course of arrogant and dangerous behavior in science and other intellectual disciplines, this proclamation against modern superstition recommends a shift in priorities and goals. Berry observes, "it is clearly bad for the sciences and the arts to be divided into 'two cultures.' It is bad for scientists to be working without a sense of obligation to cultural tradition. It is bad for artists and scholars in the humanities to be working without a sense of obligation to the world beyond the artifacts of culture." They must be the subjects of one complex conversation."--BOOK JACKET.
The gift of good land : further essays, cultural and agricultural by Wendell Berry ( Book )
4 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and held by 988 libraries worldwide
Sex, economy, freedom & community : eight essays by Wendell Berry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 979 libraries worldwide
Citizenship papers by Wendell Berry ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 949 libraries worldwide
The novelist, poet, and essayist presents a collection of twenty essays that offer everything from critiques of the American experience to a celebration of ordinary lives to a determined warning about the future of the country.
The hidden wound by Wendell Berry ( Book )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2010 in English and held by 947 libraries worldwide
One of the most touching and true personal testaments concerned with our country's racial dilemma.
Andy Catlett : early travels : a novel by Wendell Berry ( Book )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 936 libraries worldwide
At nine years old, Andy Catlett takes his first journey by himself, by bus, to visit his grandparents during the Christmas of 1943." ... this book is a perfect introduction into the whole world of Port William"--Publisher description.
Fidelity : five stories by Wendell Berry ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 929 libraries worldwide
Stories that explore the love, trust and wisdom of ordinary people.
Standing by words : essays by Wendell Berry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 912 libraries worldwide
A timbered choir : the sabbath poems, 1979-1997 by Wendell Berry ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 865 libraries worldwide
"For more than two decades, Wendell Berry has spent his Sonday mornings in a kind of walking meditation, observing the world and writing poems."--Jacket. This volume gathers all of these poems written to date.
A continuous harmony; essays cultural and agricultural by Wendell Berry ( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2004 in English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
Agriculture Agriculture--Economic aspects Agriculture--Social aspects American essays American poetry Authors, American Barbers Berry, Wendell,--1934- Biography Boys Christian poetry, American Christmas stories City and town life Civilization Communities Country life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Death Essays Farmers Farm life Fiction Grandparent and child Home economics Interviews Kentucky Kentucky--Henry County Literature Manners and customs Nature Older men Orphans Pastoral fiction Pastoral fiction, American Philosophy Philosophy and science Poetry Port William (Ky. : Imaginary place) Psychological fiction Race relations Rural conditions Social history Social problems Southern States Sustainable agriculture Sustainable development Travel United States Wilderness areas Women
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