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The Resource Wendell Berry : essays, 1969-1990, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor

Wendell Berry : essays, 1969-1990, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor

Label
Wendell Berry : essays, 1969-1990
Title
Wendell Berry
Title remainder
essays, 1969-1990
Statement of responsibility
Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor
Title variation
Essays, 1969-1990
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Writing with elegance and clarity, Wendell Berry is a compassionate and compelling voice for our time of political and cultural distrust and division, whether expounding the joys and wisdom of nonindustrial agriculture, relishing the pleasure of eating food produced locally by people you know, or giving voice to a righteous contempt for hollow innovation. He is our most important writer on the cultural crisis posed by industrialization and mass consumerism, and the vital role of rural, sustainable farming in preserving the planet as well as our national character. Now, in celebration of Berry's extraordinary six-decade-long career, Library of America presents a two-volume selection of his nonfiction writings prepared in close consultation with the author. This first volume collects thirty-three essays from nine different books, including his first, The Long-Legged House (1969), What are People For? (1990), with its still provocative essay "Why I am Not Going to Buy a Computer," and the complete text of his now classic The Unsettling of America (1975), whose argument about the enormous ecological, economic, and human costs of industrial agriculture has, as the author notes, "not had the happy fate of being proved wrong."
Member of
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Berry, Wendell
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.E75
LC item number
A6 2019
Literary form
essays
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Shoemaker, Jack
Series statement
Library of America;
Series volume
#316
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American essays
  • Essays
Target audience
adult
Label
Wendell Berry : essays, 1969-1990, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Including The Unsettling of America and selections from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, A Continuous Harmony, Recollected Essays, The Gift of Good Land, Standing by Words, Home Economics, What are People For?"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From The long-legged house (1969). The rise ; The long-legged house ; A native hill -- From The hidden wound (1970). Chapters 4 through 8 -- From A continuous harmony (1972). Think little ; Discipline and hope ; In defense of literacy -- From Recollected essays (1981). The making of a marginal farm -- The unsettling of America (1977) -- From The gift of good land (1981). Horse-drawn tools and the doctrine of labor saving ; Solving for pattern ; Family work ; A few words for motherhood ; A talent for necessity ; Seven Amish farms ; The gift of good land -- From Standing by words (1983). Standing by words -- Poetry and marriage: the use of old forms -- From Home economics (1987). Getting along with nature ; Two economies ; The loss of the university ; Preserving wildness ; A good farmer of the old school -- From What are people for? (1990). Damage ; Wallace Stegner and the great community ; Writer and region ; An argument for diversity ; The pleasures of eating ; The work of local culture ; Why I am not going to buy a computer ; Feminism, the body, and the machine ; Word and flesh ; Nature as measure
Control code
sky295506401
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 827 pages
Isbn
9781598536065
Lccn
2018952818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
rc 06/19
Label
Wendell Berry : essays, 1969-1990, Wendell Berry ; Jack Shoemaker, editor
Publication
Note
"Including The Unsettling of America and selections from The Long-Legged House, The Hidden Wound, A Continuous Harmony, Recollected Essays, The Gift of Good Land, Standing by Words, Home Economics, What are People For?"--Title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From The long-legged house (1969). The rise ; The long-legged house ; A native hill -- From The hidden wound (1970). Chapters 4 through 8 -- From A continuous harmony (1972). Think little ; Discipline and hope ; In defense of literacy -- From Recollected essays (1981). The making of a marginal farm -- The unsettling of America (1977) -- From The gift of good land (1981). Horse-drawn tools and the doctrine of labor saving ; Solving for pattern ; Family work ; A few words for motherhood ; A talent for necessity ; Seven Amish farms ; The gift of good land -- From Standing by words (1983). Standing by words -- Poetry and marriage: the use of old forms -- From Home economics (1987). Getting along with nature ; Two economies ; The loss of the university ; Preserving wildness ; A good farmer of the old school -- From What are people for? (1990). Damage ; Wallace Stegner and the great community ; Writer and region ; An argument for diversity ; The pleasures of eating ; The work of local culture ; Why I am not going to buy a computer ; Feminism, the body, and the machine ; Word and flesh ; Nature as measure
Control code
sky295506401
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiv, 827 pages
Isbn
9781598536065
Lccn
2018952818
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
rc 06/19

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