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The Achievement of Wendell Berry
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The Achievement of Wendell Berry: The Hard History of Love

Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Abstract

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry, is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman for agrarian values, Berry frequently defends such practices and ideas as sustainable agriculture, healthy rural communities, connection to place, the pleasures of work, and the interconnectedness of life. This book provides a sweeping engagement with Berry's entire corpus. It introduces the reader to Berry's general philosophy and aesthetic through careful consideration of his essay ... More

Keywords: Wendell Berry, poems, short stories, essays, agriculture, rural communities, work, agrarian, citizen, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813130071
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813130071.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fritz Oehlschlaeger, author