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The Mother of All ArtsAgrarianism and the Creative Impulse$
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Gene Logsdon

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124438

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.001.0001

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Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Herald of the New Agrarianism

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(p.107) 8 Wendell Berry
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The Mother of All Arts
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Gene Logsdon

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0009

This chapter discusses Wendell Berry, a poet who includes agricultural themes in his poems. He is described as a writer of many parts, and as an essayist, Berry can be a polemicist of rather frightening skill. As a poet, Berry is forced to be brief, but his genius can distill the truth of an entire book into one ingenious poem like Farming: A Hand Book's “A Standing Ground”. The discussion also indicates the similarities between Berry and the author, and includes some excerpts from Berry's works.

Keywords:   Wendell Berry, agricultural themes, poems, poet, essayist, poetry, similarities, excerpts

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