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The world-ending fire : the essential Wendell Berry

Berry, Wendell, 1934- author.

Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2018.

x, 351 pages ; 24 cm

"Mr. Berry's sentences and stories deliver a great payload of edifying entertainment, which I hungrily consume, but it is the bass note of morality thumping through his musical phrases that guides me with the most constant of hands upon my plow." ―Nick Offerman, New York Times bestselling author of Paddle Your Own Canoe

"Read [Berry] with pencil in hand, make notes, and hope that somehow our country and the world will soon come to see the truth that is told here." ― The New York Times

"He is unlike anybody else writing today." ― New Statesman

In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out in these prescient essays, drawn from his fifty-year campaign on behalf of American lands and communities

The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress and in defense of local landscapes, essays that celebrate our cultural heritage, our history, and our home.

With grace and conviction, Wendell Berry shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy--the natural world will not survive it.

Yet he also shares with us a vision of consolation and of hope. We may be locked in an uneven struggle, but we can and must begin to treat our land, our neighbors, and ourselves with respect and care. As Berry urges, we must abandon arrogance and stand in awe.

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ISBN:

9781640090286 (hbk.)

LC Call No:

PS3552.E75 W66 2018

Dewey Class No:

818/.5409 23

Author:

Berry, Wendell, 1934- author.

Title:

The world-ending fire : the essential Wendell Berry / selected and with an introduction by Paul Kingsnorth.

Edition:

First Counterpoint edition.

Physical:

x, 351 pages ; 24 cm

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text rdacontent

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volume rdacarrier

Notes:

"First published in the UK in 2017 by Allen Lane, an Imprint of Penguin Books"--Title page verso.

Subject:

Agriculture--United States.

Subject:

Farm life--United States.

Subject:

Authors, American--Kentucky.

Subject:

Sustainable agriculture--United States.

Subject:

Sustainable agriculture--Industrial capacity.

Subject:

Agriculture--Moral and ethical aspects.

AE:PersName:

Kingsnorth, Paul, 1972- writer of introduction.

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