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The Unsettling of America

Culture & Agriculture

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September 15, 2015 | Paperback | 6 x 9, 240 pages | ISBN 9781619025998
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Since its publication in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural and spiritual discipline. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more estranged from the land—from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it.

Sadly, his arguments and observations are more relevant than ever. Although “this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong,” Berry writes, there are people working “to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth.” Wendell Berry is one of those people, writing and working, as ever, with passion, eloquence, and conviction.

About Wendell Berry

WENDELL BERRY is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, the Louis Bromfield Society Award, the Henry Hope Reed award, and the Franklin Founder’s Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya Berry, in Kentucky.

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