Appreciating Wendell Berry
Thinking About Wendell Berry's "Think Little"

Encountering Wendell Berry's work

The writing was lyrical but commonsensical and practical. Berry, who had returned decades before to the farming life of his childhood and was an advocate for time-tested agrarian living, drove home the point that the United States had been built on certain principles—respect for the land, shared small communities and economies, the handing down of tried and true traditions and lifestyles, an assumption that a life of faith was a natural one, a management of resources that allowed for seasonal cycles—that were all being abandoned, sacrificed to the gods of technological innovation, individualism, commercialism and unfettered capitalism.

Read all of  "Wendell Berry: the cranky farmer, poet and essayist you just can’t ignore" by James T. Keane in America.


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