"This Day" added to Wendell Berry poetry indexes
Blog Watch: Reflecting on Wendell Berry interview

Wendell Berry's "A Place in Time" reviewed

Capturing the past, humor ensures the Port William tradition of telling stories over and over. In one of the funniest, Big Ellis, hoping to marry, with trouble keeping his pants up, gets suddenly exposed riding by his girlfriend to show off his new team of horses. For another, just watch the basketball game in “A New Day (1949),” or the man about to slide on a barn roof in “Burley Coulter’s Fortunate Fall (1934).”
You don’t have to live on a farm to appreciate how profoundly Berry’s stories invite us to re-examine the past in one place in America. Like Huck of Tom Sawyer, it hits us where we live. The psyches of Berry’s characters are deeper than they know, and we are invited to plumb their depths.


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