The Art of the Common-place

The Art of the Common-place

The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry

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Collects twenty-one essential essays by the award-winning writer on agrarianism, agriculture, and community to discuss such themes as the cost of dwindling agriculture, the causes and treatments of social disintegration, and the corporate takeover of social institutions and its impact on natural environments. 30,000 first printing.

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A collection of 21 previously published essays by social critic Berry. Berry argues that the increasing urbanization of our culture and the increasing industrialization of our agriculture are two of the most dangerous trends attacking American's ability to lead authentic lives. He promotes a new vision of American agrarianism that addresses culture, economics, and religious values. His essays are accompanied by an introductory explanation of his overall thought penned by Wirzba (philosophy, Georgetown College). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Counterpoint, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9781582431468
Branch Call Number: 630.973 BERRY
Characteristics: xx, 330 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Wirzba, Norman
Alternative Title: Art of the commonplace


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Mar 01, 2016

If you have a deep interest in the issues we face as individuals and as a society, this is a must-read. Mr. Berry finds new depths of meaning in each essay, and never lapses in partisan language. Essential, as are his other essay collections.


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