A Place on Earth

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Counterpoint, 2001 - Fiction - 321 pages
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"With this revised edition of A Place on Earth, we add a major installment to our uniform series of books about "The Port William Membership." The central character is not a person but a place: Port William, Kentucky, the farm lands and forests that surround it and the Kentucky River that runs nearby. This is a region that Wendell Berry knows intimately, with both heart and mind, a region whose faults and virtues he has spent a lifetime learning."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Not sure if this is poetry or prose. - Goodreads
Lovely writing, real-life characters. - Goodreads
There is no happy ending, just a quiet acceptance. - Goodreads
Wendell Berry writes prose, but it reads like poetry. - Goodreads
What a beautiful writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Darceylaine - Goodreads

This is one of Berry's earlier novels, which he edited later in his career. It wanders a bit more than his more recent novels and requires a little patience. While I think it is very worth reading, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel Ribera - Goodreads

This was my first book by Wendell Berry. I wanted my introduction to Berry to be a work of his fiction. This was certainly a good choice. What superb language, images of this place on earth. I feel ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County. Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work. As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns. In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy.

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