Wendell Berry is by now surely the “elder statesman” of living responsibly in a sustainable fashion, with strong local allegiances to a place in every sense of the word: the local ecology, culture, community, and people. He seems to be aware of the fact that, if not a statesman, he certainly...
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Why review a 38 year old book? When I spotted this book, I remembered the name Harry Caudill because of his book Night Comes to the Cumberland s . I read that book after reading a chapter about Harry Caudill in a book of essays by Wendell Berry called What Are People For? Now, I've been an admirer...
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The essay is one of my favorite literary forms, so imagine my delight in coming across The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present . What a wonderful survey - even though it has a distinctly Anglo-centric bias - with some of the most outstanding writings! The word...