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A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership
A Place in Time: Twenty Stories of the Port William Membership
by Wendell Berry
The story of the community of Port William is one of the great works in American literature. This collection, the tenth volume in the series, is the perfect occasion to celebrate Berry’s huge achievement. It feels as if the entire membership—all the Catletts, Burley Coulter, Elton Penn, the Rowanberrys, Laura Milby, the preacher’s wife...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
Standing by Words: Essays
Standing by Words: Essays
by Wendell Berry
An urgent, visionary, and heartfelt collection of essays focused on recovering deeper, time–honored values against the ravages of modern society.. In six elegant, linked literary essays, Berry considers the degeneration of language that is manifest throughout our culture, from poetry to politics, from conversation to advertising, and he...
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The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry
"Here is a human being speaking with calm and sanity out of the wilderness. We would do well to hear him."—The Washington Post Book WorldThe Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. Grouped around five themes—an agrarian critique of culture, agrarian...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Women's Fiction
Think Little: Essays (Counterpoints Book 1)
Think Little: Essays (Counterpoints Book 1)
by Wendell Berry
First published in 1972, “Think Little” is cultural critic and agrarian Wendell Berry at his best: prescient about the dire environmental consequences of our mentality of greed and exploitation, yet hopeful that we will recognize war and oppression and pollution not as separate issues, but aspects of the same. “Think Little” is presented...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sex & Erotica; All Sports & Outdoors
Life Is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition
Life Is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition
by Wendell Berry
“[A] scathing assessment . . . Berry shows that Wilson's much–celebrated, controversial pleas in Consilience to unify all branches of knowledge is nothing more than a fatuous subordination of religion, art, and everything else that is good to science . . . Berry is one of the most perceptive critics of American society writing today.”...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
A World Lost: A Novel
A World Lost: A Novel
by Wendell Berry
In this, Wendell Berry’s fifth novel and ninth work of fiction, Andy Catlett revisits his own ninth year in the summer of 1944 when his beloved uncle is shot and killed by the surly and mysterious Carp Harmon. This is his Uncle Andrew, after whom the boy is named, someone who savored “company, talk, some kind of to–do, something to laugh...
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Categories: All Historical Fiction
Sex, Economy, Freedom, & Community: Eight Essays
Sex, Economy, Freedom, & Community: Eight Essays
by Wendell Berry
"Read [him] with pencil in hand, make notes, and hope that somehow our country and the world will soon come to see the truth that is told here." —The New York Times Book ReviewIn this collection of essays, first published in 1993, Wendell Berry continues his work as one of America's most necessary social commentators. With wisdom and...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sports & Outdoors
The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
by Wendell Berry
The essays in The Gift of Good Land are as true today as when they were first published in 1981; the problems addressed here are still true and the solutions no nearer to hand. The insistent theme of this book is the interdependence, the wholeness, the oneness of people, land, weather, animals, and family. To touch one is to tamper with...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
The Farm
The Farm
by Wendell Berry
The perfect gift for the stalwart Wendell Berry fan First printed in 1995 by Gray Zeitz of the beloved Larkspur Press in Monterey, Kentucky, this gift edition is a beautiful reproduction of Wendell Berry’s book-length poem, illustrated with the original drawings by Carolyn Whitesel.
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The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership
The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership
by Wendell Berry
"Berry is a superb writer. His sense of what makes characters tick is extraordinary . . . Short stories don't get any better than these." —PeopleAs part of Counterpoint's celebration of beloved American author Wendell Berry comes this reissue of his 1986 classic, The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership. Those stories...
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Window Poems
Window Poems
by Wendell Berry
Composed while Wendell Berry looked out the multipaned window of his writing studio, this early sequence of poems contemplates Berry’s personal life as much as it ponders the seasons he witnessed through the window. First designed and printed on a Washington hand press by Bob Barris at the Press on Scroll Road, Window Poems includes...
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Fidelity: Five Stories
Fidelity: Five Stories
by Wendell Berry
"Berry richly evokes Port William's farmlands and hamlets, and his characters are fiercely individual, yet mutually protective in everything they do. . . . His sentences are exquisitely constructed, suggesting the cyclic rhythms of his agrarian world." —New York Times Book Review Reissued as part of Counterpoint's celebration of beloved...
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Entries
Entries
by Wendell Berry
In these poems, Wendell Berry combines plainspoken elegance with deeply felt emotion—this is work of both remembrance and regeneration. Whether writing as son of a dying father or as father of a daughter about to be wed, Berry plumbs the complexities of conflict, grief, loss, and love. He celebrates life from the domestic to the eternal...
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Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II (LOA #302): Nathan Coulter / Andy Catlett:...
Wendell Berry: Port William Novels & Stories: The Civil War to World War II (LOA #302): Nathan Coulter / Andy Catlett:...
by Wendell Berry
Library of America inaugurates its edition of the complete fiction of one of America's most beloved living writersFor more than fifty years, in eight novels and fortytwo short stories, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has created an indelible portrait of rural America through the lens of Port William, Kentucky, one of the most fully imagined...
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The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry
The most comprehensive―and only author-authorized―Wendell Berry reader, "America's greatest philosopher on sustainable life and living" (Chicago Tribune).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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sports & Outdoors
Our Only World: Ten Essays
Our Only World: Ten Essays
by Wendell Berry
"Stern but compassionate, author Wendell Berry raises broader issues that environmentalists rarely focus on . . . In one sense Berry is the voice of a rural agrarian tradition that stretches from rural Kentucky back to the origins of human civilization. But his insights are universal because Our Only World is filled with beautiful...
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Hannah Coulter: A Novel
Hannah Coulter: A Novel
by Wendell Berry
Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry’s seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now-elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for her community. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all places and community connections threatened by twentieth-century...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
What Are People For?: Essays
What Are People For?: Essays
by Wendell Berry
Ranging from America’s insatiable consumerism and household economies to literary subjects and America’s attitude toward waste, here 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, Berry’s...
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Imagination in Place
Imagination in Place
by Wendell Berry
"Berry's latest collection of essays is the reminiscence of a literary life. It is a book that acknowledges a lifetime of intellectual influences, and in doing so, positions Berry more squarely as a cornerstone of American literature . . . A necessary book. Here, Berry's place as the 'grandfather of slow food' or the 'prophet of rural...
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Another Turn of the Crank: Essays
Another Turn of the Crank: Essays
by Wendell Berry
"A Kentucky farmer and writer, and perhaps the great moral essayist of our day, Berry has produced one of his shortest but also most powerful volumes." ―The New York Review of Books"The rarest (and highest) of literary classes consist of that small group of authors who are absolutely inimitable . . . One of the half-dozen living American...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
Leavings: Poems
Leavings: Poems
by Wendell Berry
“Berry has become ever more prophetic . . . In the Sabbaths of 2005–08 published here, Berry angrily mourns the degradation of the nation wrought by destruction of the land and the pursuit of wealth and power. He says that we must prepare to live without hope for a while, though in the very first of the Sabbaths, he prays not to lose...
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Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food
Bringing It to the Table: On Farming and Food
by Wendell Berry
Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry’s caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. A progenitor of the slow food movement, Wendell Berry reminds us all to take the time to understand the basics of what we ingest. “Eating is an agriculture act,” he writes. Indeed...
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The Hidden Wound
The Hidden Wound
by Wendell Berry
An impassioned, thoughtful, and fearless essay on the effects of racism on the American identity by one of our country’s most humane literary voices.   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...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays
The Way of Ignorance: And Other Essays
by Wendell Berry
A soulful, searching collection of essays that tackle the complexities of contemporary America from “the prophet of rural America” (New York Times).   From the war in Iraq to Hurricane Katrina to the political sniping engendered by Supreme Court nominations—contemporary American society is characterized by divisive anger, profound loss...
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Nathan Coulter: A Novel (Port William)
Nathan Coulter: A Novel (Port William)
by Wendell Berry
Nathan Coulter, Wendell Berry’s first book, was published in 1960 when he was twenty-seven. In his first novel, the author presents his readers with their first introduction to what would become Berry’s life’s work, chronicling through fiction a place where the inhabitants of Port William form what is more than community, but rather a...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry
The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry gathers one hundred poems written between 1957 and 1996. Chosen by the author, these pieces have been selected from each of nine previously published collections. The rich work in this volume reflects the development of Berry’s poetic sensibility over four decades. Focusing on themes that have occupied...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems
This Day: Collected & New Sabbath Poems
by Wendell Berry
A magnificent poetry collection spanning 1979 to 2013, revealing the incomparable genius of “a poet, his window, and his poems.”   For more than thirty-five years, Wendell Berry has been spending his sabbaths outdoors, walking and wandering around familiar territory, seeking a deep intimacy that inspired poems in which “Thoreau would be...
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It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays
It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays
by Wendell Berry
An impassioned and rigorous appeal for reconnection to the land and human feeling by one of America’s most heartfelt and humble writers.   When he accepted the invitation to deliver The Jefferson Lecture—our nation’s highest honor for distinguished intellectual achievement—Wendell Berry decided to take on the obligation of thinking...
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New Collected Poems
New Collected Poems
by Wendell Berry
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 clarity of purpose.” In New Collected...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
What Matters?: Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth
What Matters?: Economics for a Renewed Commonwealth
by Wendell Berry
"The reasoned and insistent exhortations of a man with a cause who, rather than mellowing with age and wisdom, continues to grow in forcefulness and vision." — Booklist Over the years, Wendell Berry has sought to understand and confront the financial structure of modern society and the impact of developing late capitalism on...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
Remembering: A Novel (Port William)
Remembering: A Novel (Port William)
by Wendell Berry
A poetic novel of despair, hope, and the redemptive power of work deepens an award-winning author’s grand Port Williams literary project.   After losing his hand in an accident, Andy Catlett confronts an agronomist whose surreal vision can see only industrial farming. This vision is powerfully contrasted with that of modest Amish...
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The Memory of Old Jack (Port William)
The Memory of Old Jack (Port William)
by Wendell Berry
Old Jack, born just after the American Civil War and dying in contemporary times, spends one beautiful September day in Port William, his home since birth, remembering.The story tells of the most searing moments of Old Jack’s life, particularly his debt to his sister Nancy and her husband Ben Feltner, Old Jack’s model of what an...
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The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford
The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford
by Wendell Berry
A “superb study” that “reminds us that Williams remains our contemporary not only for the lively cadences and fresh imagery that animate his poems, but for the ethical imperative of his example” (The Sewanee Review).   Acclaimed essayist and poet Wendell Berry was born and has always lived in a provincial part of the country without an...
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Citizenship Papers: Essays
Citizenship Papers: Essays
by Wendell Berry
"The courage of a book, it has been said, is that it looks away from nothing. Here is a brave book." ― The Charlotte Observer "Berry says that these recent essays mostly say again what he has said before. His faithful readers may think he hasn't, however, said any of it better before." ― Booklist (starred review) "His refusal...
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The Mad Farmer Poems
The Mad Farmer Poems
by Wendell Berry
During the otherwise quiet course of his life as a poet, Wendell Berry has become “mad” at what contemporary society has made of its land, its communities, and its past. This anger reaches its peak in the poems of the Mad Farmer, an open-ended sequence he's found himself impelled to continue against his better instincts. These poems can...
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Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry
Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry
by Wendell Berry
A lovingly illustrated collection of poems for all ages highlighting the timeless beauty of nature, from one of America’s leading literary lights.   Illustrator Tom Pohrt spent years gathering poems by prize-winning writer Wendell Berry that he thought children as well as adults could appreciate, creating art to accompany his thoughtful...
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Categories: All Children's Lit
A Country of Marriage: Poems
A Country of Marriage: Poems
by Wendell Berry
First published in 1971, The Country of Marriage is Wendell Berry's fifth volume of poetry. What he calls "an expansive metaphor" is "a farmer's relationship to his land as the basic and central relation of humanity to creation." "Similarly, marriage is the basic and central community tie; it begins and stands for the relation we have to...
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A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural
A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural and Agricultural
by Wendell Berry
A collection of essays on agrarian living from the poet and author hailed as “America’s greatest philosopher on sustainable life” ( The Chicago Tribune ).   In A Continuous Harmony , renowned poet, farmer, and environmental activist Wendell Berry makes an impassioned case for returning to a way of life Americans once lived on small...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Sports & Outdoors
A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015
A Small Porch: Sabbath Poems 2014 and 2015
by Wendell Berry
One of America’s most acclaimed writers continues a yearly tradition of poetry inspired by a profound relationship with the natural world.   For more than thirty-five years, Wendell Berry has been spending his sabbaths outdoors, walking and wandering around familiar territory, seeking a deep intimacy that inspired poems in which “Thoreau...
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Farming: A Hand Book
Farming: A Hand Book
by Wendell Berry
A moving and profound collection of poems that celebrate the land and man’s place in it by a beloved American poet, novelist, and farmer.   The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to...
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Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch
Watch With Me: and Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot and His Wife, Miss Minnie, Née Quinch
by Wendell Berry
This volume of six linked stories and the novella from which the book derives its title is set in Port William from 1908 to the Second World War. Here Wendell Berry introduces two of his more indelible and poignant characters, Ptolemy Proudfoot and his wife Miss Minnie, remarkable for the comic and affectionate range that—with the...
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The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture
The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture
by Wendell Berry
Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events
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