The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry

Category: Book
By (author): Berry, Wendell
Edited By: Wirzba, Norman
Subject:  FICTION / Literary
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General
  LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays
  SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Ecology
Publisher: Counterpoint
Published: August 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*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. "
From The Publisher*The Art of the Commonplace gathers twenty-one essays by Wendell Berry that offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture. 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.