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Hannah Coulter

Author : Wendell Berry
ISBN : 9781582439907
Genre : Fiction
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Hannah Coulter is Wendell Berry’s seventh novel and his first to employ the voice of a woman character in its telling. Hannah, the now-elderly narrator, recounts the love she has for the land and for her community. She remembers each of her two husbands, and all places and community connections threatened by twentieth-century technologies. At risk is the whole culture of family farming, hope redeemed when her wayward and once lost grandson, Virgil, returns to his rural home place to work the farm.

Encyclopedia Of Contemporary Christian Fiction

Author : Nancy M. Tischler
ISBN : 9780313345685
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides biographies of American and British authors of Christian themed works from World War II until the present day.

Telling The Stories Right

Author : Jack R. Baker
ISBN : 9781532638114
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Wendell Berry thinks of himself as a storyteller. It’s somewhat ironic then that he is better known as an essayist, a poet, and an advocate for small farmers. The essays in this collection consider the many facets of Berry’s life and work, but they focus on his efforts as a novelist and story writer. Indeed, Berry had already published three novels before his seminal work of cultural criticism, The Unsettling of America, established him as an ardent defender of local communities and sustainable agriculture. And over the past fifty years, he has published eight novels and more than forty-eight short stories set in the imagined community of Port William. His exquisite rendering of this small Kentucky town challenges us to see the beauty of our own places and communities and to tend their health, threatened though it inevitably is. The twelve contributors to this collection approach Berry’s fiction from a variety of perspectives—literary studies, journalism, theology, history, songwriting—to shed light on its remarkable ability to make a good life imaginable and compelling. The first collection devoted to Berry’s fiction, this volume insists that any consideration of Berry’s work must begin with his stories. Contributors: Ingrid Anna Pierce Kiara Anne Jorgenson Doug Sikkema Ethan Bruce Mannon Fritz Oehlschlaeger Michael R Stevens Eric Miller Grace Marie Olmstead Jake Meador Andrew Peterson

The Achievement Of Wendell Berry

Author : Fritz Oehlschlaeger
ISBN : 9780813130071
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman for agrarian values, Berry frequently defends such practices and ideas as sustainable agriculture, healthy rural communities, connection to place, the pleasures of work, and the interconnectedness of life. In The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love, Fritz Oehlschlaeger provides a sweeping engagement with Berry's entire corpus. The book introduces the reader to Berry's general philosophy and aesthetic through careful consideration of his essays. Oehlschlaeger pays particular attention to Berry as an agrarian, citizen, and patriot, and also examines the influence of Christianity on Berry's writings. Much of the book is devoted to lively close readings of Berry's short stories, novels, and poetry. The Achievement of Wendell Berry is a comprehensive introduction to the philosophical and creative world of Wendell Berry, one that offers new critical insights into the writing of this celebrated Kentucky author.

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ISBN : UOM:39015064843611
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Bringing It To The Table

Author : Wendell Berry
ISBN : 9781458758620
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Only a farmer could delve so deeply into the origins of food, and only a writer of Wendell Berry's caliber could convey it with such conviction and eloquence. Drawn from more than thirty years of work, this collection is essential reading for all who care about what they eat.

Conversations With Wendell Berry

Author : Wendell Berry
ISBN : 1578069920
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Since 1960, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has produced one of the most substantial and consistently thematic bodies of work of any modern American writer. In more than fifty books in various genres-novels, short stories, poems, and essays-he has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth and has addressed many of our most urgent cultural maladies. His collections of essays urge us to think and act responsibly as members of a community-both human and natural. Volumes of his poems seek to wed us to nature and realign our vision with its mysteries. His growing Port William cycle of novels offers us a fictional model for understanding, for compassion, and for living in constant regard for others. Conversations with Wendell Berry gathers for the first time interviews with the writer, ranging from 1973 to 2006, including one never before published. For readers acquainted with Berry's work, this volume offers insights available nowhere else. It reveals succinctly the main currents of his life's work. What emerges is a citizen-writer profoundly affected by cultural crises at home and in the world. Morris Allen Grubbs directs the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the graduate school at University of Kentucky, where he was a student of Berry's. He is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories.

Andy Catlett

Author : Wendell Berry
ISBN : 9781582439716
Genre : Fiction
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Nine-year-old Andy Catlett embarks on a trip going alone by bus to visit his grandparents. It is Christmas 1943 and—as he sees modern life crowding out the old ways—those he meets become touchstones for his understanding of a precious and imperiled world. This beautiful short novel is a perfect introduction to Wendell Berry’s rich and ever-evolving saga of the Port William Membership.

The Real Story

Author : Sarah Statz Cords
ISBN : 1591582830
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

Wendell Berry

Author : Andrew J. Angyal
ISBN : UOM:49015002347574
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"In Wendell Berry, the first publication devoted exclusively to the author, Andrew J. Angyal offers a comprehensive examination of Berry's entire career. Well organized and comprehensive in scope, the study considers Berry's complete body of work and features a chronology and the text of Angyal's 1991 interview with Berry." "Angyal characterizes Berry's work as an attempt to articulate and preserve the best in the agricultural tradition of the author's 1930s boyhood the rural world of the small landowners and tobacco farmers who were the last generation of skilled men to use their own hands to work the land. Angyal convincingly presents Berry's body of work as an ardent espousal of Thomas Jefferson's agrarian ideal of a nation of small farmers and reveals the reformist social and ecological agenda underlying Berry's literary vision. Angyal concludes that Berry's advocacy of traditional rural life is both balanced and sharpened with an informed ecological vision and deep understanding of the complex relationships among the individual, the family, the community, and the environment."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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