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.
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Review: The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian EssaysUser Review - Laura Engle - Goodreads
I recommended this to a friend recently and started reading it again. Two days later I am still caught in Berry's spell of language and observations. He is my favorite writer observer and always says what I wish I could in a most satisfying way. Read full review
Review: The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian EssaysUser Review - Damon Bauer - Goodreads
I thought I'd enjoy this much more than I did. I was looking for more practical ways of reconnecting with the land and improving my family's consumption of goods by more natural practices. Instead, I ... Read full review