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Imagination in place : essays

Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Document : Essay   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A writer who can imagine the "community belonging to its place" is one who has applied his knowledge and citizenship to achieve the goal to which Wendell Berry has always aspired -- to be a native to his own local culture. And for Berry, what is "local, fully imagined, becomes universal," and the "local" is to know one's place and allow the imagination to inspire and instill "a practical respect for what is there  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Berry
ISBN: 9781582435626 1582435626 9781582437064 1582437068
OCLC Number: 426814593
Description: viii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Imagination in place --
American imagination and the Civil War --
The momentum of clarity --
In memory : Wallace Stegner, 1909-1993 --
Speech after long silence --
My friend Hayden --
In memory : James Still --
A master language --
My conversation with Gurney Norman --
Sweetness preserved --
Some interim thoughts about Gary Snyder's "Mountains and rivers without end" --
In memory : James Baker Hall --
Against the nihil of the age --
The uses of adversity --
God, science, and imagination.
Responsibility: Wendell Berry.
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In this varied and vibrant collection of new writings, Berry covers a wide landscape of interests, ranging from public policy to nature and spirituality. He shares his singular perspective on matters  Read more...

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