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The art of the commonplace : agrarian essays of Wendell Berry

Author: Wendell Berry; Norman Wirzba
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Berry's essays offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture, promoting a compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, ill-health, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell Berry; Norman Wirzba
ISBN: 1582431469 9781582431468 9781593760076 1593760078
OCLC Number: 123074900
Description: xx, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : The challenge of Berry's agrarian vision / Norman Wirzba --
pt. 1. A geobiography --
"A native hill" --
pt. 2. Understanding our cultural crisis --
"The unsettling of America" --
"Racism and the economy" --
"Feminism, the body, and the machine" --
"Think little" --
pt. 3. THe agrarian basis for an authentic culture --
"The body and the earth" --
"Men and women in search of common ground" --
"Health is membership" --
"Sex, economy, freedom, and community" --
"People, land and community" --
"Conservation and local economy" --
pt. 4. Agrarian economics --
"Economy and pleasure" --
"Two economies" --
"The whole horse" --
"The idea of a local economy" --
"A bad big idea" --
"Solving for pattern" --
pt. 5. Agrarian religion --
"The use of energy" --
"The gift of good land" --
"Christianity and the survival of creation" --
"The pleasures of eating."
Responsibility: edited and introduced by Norman Wirzba.

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Berry's essays offer an agrarian alternative to our dominant urban culture, promoting a compelling vision important to all people dissatisfied with the stress, anxiety, ill-health, and destructiveness of contemporary American culture.

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