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Title:The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
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Publisher:Counterpoint
ISBN:1593760078
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Number of Pages:352
Category:Essays, Non fiction, Philosophy, Food, Nature, Environment

The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays by Wendell Berry, Norman Wirzba

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays 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 World .

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 fundamentals agrarian economics agrarian religion and geo biography these 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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A longtime spokesman for conservation common sense and sustainable agriculture Wendell Berry writes eloquently in several styles and methods Among other literary forms he is a poet of great clarity and sureness His love of language and his care for its music are matched only by his fidelity to the subjects he has written of during his first twenty five years of work land and nature the family and community tradition as the groundwork for life and culture His graceful elegies sit easily alongside lyrics of humor and biting satire Husbandman and husband philosopher and Mad Farmer he writes of values that endure of earthy truths and universal imagery His vision is one of hope and memory of determination and faithfulness For this far reaching yet portable volume Berry has chosen nearly two hundred poems from his previous eight collections br, No description available, In the twenty two essays collected here Wendell Berry whom The Christian Science Monitor called the prophetic American voice of our day conveys a deep concern for the American economic system and the gluttonous American consumer Berry talks to the reader as one would talk to a next door neighbor never preachy he comes across as someone offering sound advice He speaks with sadness of the greedy consumption of this country s natural resources and the grim consequences Americans must face if current economic practices do not change drastically In the end these essays offer rays of hope in an otherwise bleak forecast of America s future Berry s program presents convincing steps for America s agricultural and cultural survival br, 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 World br br 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 fundamentals agrarian economics agrarian religion and geo biography these essays promote a clearly defined and compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress anxiety disease and destructiveness of contemporary American culture br br 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 br br 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 br