Wendell Berry, romantic agrarianism, and race
Blog Watch: Reading Wendell Berry's "Andy Catlett: Early Travels"

Blog Watch: "Hannah Coulter (a book review)"

In his lyrical book, Hannah Coulter, author Berry gives us what can only be described as an exhilarating view of ordinary people living out their entirely ordinary lives.  It is a book that both soothes and challenges.

The rhythm, language, and pace of the novel are almost somnolent in the same way the quiet rocking of a boat can lull a passenger to sleep.  The reader is gently carried along by the narrative. But the principles espoused are a bold challenge to the shallowness of what we now call "modern living"; you know, that lifestyle that asserts that more is always better and that "he who has the most toys wins".

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