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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: COUNTERPOINT; 2 edition (23 Sept. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582434875
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582434872
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 12.9 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,823 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Wendell Berry

"Wherever we live, however we do so, we desperately need a prophet of responsibility; and although the days of the prophets seem past to many of us, Berry may be the closest to one we have. But, fortunately, he is also a poet of responsibility. He makes one believe that the good life may not only be harder than what we're used to but sweeter as well." --"The New York Review of Books"

"He is . . . "the" prophetic American voice of our day." --"Christian Science Monitor"

Praise for Wendell Berry
"Wherever we live, however we do so, we desperately need a prophet of responsibility; and although the days of the prophets seem past to many of us, Berry may be the closest to one we have. But, fortunately, he is also a poet of responsibility. He makes one believe that the good life may not only be harder than what we're used to but sweeter as well." --"The New York Review of Books"
"He is . . . "the" prophetic American voice of our day." --"Christian Science Monitor"

Praise for Wendell Berry
Wherever we live, however we do so, we desperately need a prophet of responsibility; and although the days of the prophets seem past to many of us, Berry may be the closest to one we have. But, fortunately, he is also a poet of responsibility. He makes one believe that the good life may not only be harder than what we re used to but sweeter as well. "The New York Review of Books"
He is . . . "the" prophetic American voice of our day. "Christian Science Monitor""


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Berry argues coherently that people are for work and maintaining the environment. A well argued ecological statement that everyone would benefit from reading. I sympathise with his Christian / Biblical roots, but the arguments stand up well on their own. They just stand up a lot better with a creator God in one's thinking.
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Wendell Berry is a rare beed of person. He is a humble farmer with enormous wisdom and insite and he is not one to pull punches.
He began writing long ago and this is a collection of his essays put together in the 1980s. It is not dated. If anything his critism of the American 'anti-economy', the proliferation of waste and the degradation of soil is more relevant than ever.
In times when many are, finally, understanding that the World cannot continue in its speed and greed, Wendell Berry is salutary and almost essential reading.
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For many years I have been a keen reader of Eugene Peterson. Peterson is a big Wendell Berry fan and it was his numerous references to Berry that drew me to this collection of essays. Not disappointed - really enjoyed the variety, tone and earthy wisdom in this book. Warmly recommended.
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