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A Continuous Harmony

Essays Cultural and Agricultural

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May 8, 2012 | Paperback | 5 x 8, 128 pages | ISBN 9781619020009
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“This book is broad and leisurely and important. Something like the river itself on which Wendell Berry lives. It is full of wide and flowing thoughts and one thing leads to another in the manner that nature intended―or used to. The language ranges from the grave and beautiful to the sharp and specific, depending on the need to express the vast variety of subjects he presents.”—The Nation

The title of this book is taken from an account by Thomas F. Hornbein on his travels in the Himalayas. “”It seemed to me,”” Horenbein wrote, “”that here man lived in continuous harmony with the land, as much as briefly a part of it as all its other occupants.”” Wendell Berry’s second collection of essays, A Continuous Harmony was first published in 1972, and includes the seminal “”Think Little,”” which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Catalogue and reprinted around the globe, and the splendid centerpiece, “”Discipline and Hope,”” an insightful and articulate essay making a case for what he calls “”a new middle.”

About Wendell Berry

WENDELL BERRY, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Prize, the Aiken Taylor Award in Modern American Poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, among others. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Life Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. Berry lives with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

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