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

The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry Author Wendell Berry
ISBN-10 1593760078
ISBN-13 9781593760076
Year 2003-08-05
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Counterpoint
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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 WorldArt of the Commonplace gathers twenty essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture Grouped around five themesan agrarian critique of culture agrarian fundamentals agrarian economics agrarian religion and geo biographythese essays promote a clearly defined and compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress anxiety disease and destructiveness of contemporary American culture Why is agriculture becoming culturally irrelevant and at what cost What are the forces of social disintegration and how might they be reversed How might men and women live together in ways that benefit both And how does the corporate takeover of social institutions and economic practices contribute to the destruction of human and natural environments Through his staunch support of local economies his defense of farming communities and his call for family integrity Berry emerges as the champion of responsibilities and priorities that serve the health vitality and happiness of the whole community of creation

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