The Art of the Common-place: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
This volume features 21 essays by Wendell Berry on agrarianism, agriculture and community. Grouped around five themes - geobiography, an agrarian critique of culture, agrarian fundamentals, agrarian economics and agrarian religion - the essays provide an introduction to the wide range of Berry's work. They also demonstrate that Berry's writing promotes a clearly defined agrarian vision, compelling to those dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, ill health and destructiveness of media-driven culture.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian EssaysUser Review - Ryan Boomershine - Goodreads
Berry is an easily-misunderstood, agrarian contrarian. He is a prophet without honor in his own country. I am quite appreciative of his fiction work but do though have a hard time plowing through his ... Read full review
Review: The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian EssaysUser Review - Mike - Goodreads
This collection of Wendell Berry's essays keeps plowing the same ground. And, while I found it a bit tedious at times, the pedagogical iterations extolling the virtues of grounding a life in the local ... Read full review