A Hand Book: Poems
Product Number: EB00647350
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781582438436
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
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A moving and profound collection of poems that celebrate the land and man's place in it by a beloved American poet, novelist, and farmer. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play, to a dramatic narrative and the manic, entertaining, prescient ravings of Berry's Mad Farmer, these poems-"low-key lyrical beauties" (Kirkus Reviews)-show a unity of language and consciousness, skill and sensitivity, that has placed Wendell Berry at the front rank of contemporary American poets. "Mr. Berry is a sophisticated, philosophical poet in the line descending from Emerson and Thoreau." -The Baltimore Sun "[Berry's poems] shine with the gentle wisdom of a craftsman who has thought deeply about the paradoxical strangeness and wonder of life." -The Christian Science Monitor "Wendell Berry is one of those rare individuals who speaks to us always of responsibility, of the individual cultivation of an active and aware participation in the arts of life." -The Bloomsbury Review "[Berry's] poems, novels and essays . . . are probably the most sustained contemporary articulation of America's agrarian, Jeffersonian ideal." -Publishers Weekly

Author(s): Wendell Berry
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Sep 01, 2011

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