The Art of the Common-place: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry
When Nathan Coulter first appeared in 1960, no one could have known that this exquisite coming-of-age tale was introducing us to one of our most distinctive fictional communities: Port William, Kentucky. Remembering (1988), centers on Andy Catlett, who has lost his right hand to a corn-picking machine. A World Lost (1996) is set in the summer of 1944, when Andy, nine years old, is stunned by the news of his Uncle Andrew's murder. Wendell Berry is the sort of writer who changes people's lives, and in his Three Short Novels his talent is abundantly clear.
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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