Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder in conversation with Jack Shoemaker
Blog Watch: A Report on Wendell Berry in Louisville

Review of Wendell Berry's and Gary Snyder's Correspondence

A collection of letters chronicling two writers’ friendship and common interests in nature and faith.

Wriglesworth (English/Univ. of Waterloo) has gathered nearly 240 letters between Snyder and Berry, written since 1973, when the two began corresponding, Snyder (Back on the Fire: Essays, 2007, etc.) writing from his home in Nevada City, Calif., and Berry from Port Royal, Ky. Recurring themes include environmentalism, reflections on spirituality and the authors’ efforts to effect social change: “living at peace is a difficult, deceptive concept,” Berry wrote to Snyder in 1978. “Same for resisting evil. You can struggle, embattle yourself, resist evil until you become evil….And I see with considerable sorrow that I am not going to get done fighting and live at peace in anything like the simple way I thought I would.”

Read more at Kirkus Reviews

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

The comments to this entry are closed.