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That Distant Land: The Collected Stories (edition 2004)

by Wendell Berry

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Title:That Distant Land: The Collected Stories
Authors:Wendell Berry
Info:Shoemaker & Hoard (2004), Hardcover
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That Distant Land: The Collected Stories (Port William) by Wendell Berry

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His stories of community, of a life well-lived, of hard work and friendship give one much to ponder about what is valuable in life. His stories of men at the end of life, showing the world from their perspective, reveal a wonder and beauty of the senescent mind. ( )
  Steve777 | May 2, 2011 |
These wonderful wise tragicomic stories chronicle the lives and loves of different characters inhabiting a small Kentucky town and its surroundings from the late 19th century to the late 20th. I especially loved the character of Tol. Wendell Berry does belong in the top ranks of American fiction writers. Who else could sustain a story for 30-odd pages about a group of men following another man through the woods--a story about nothing more than a walk, and yet, totally riveting? ( )
  deckla | Oct 8, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 159376054X, Paperback)

Drawn from three collections of stories and including new work, That Distant Land extends over nearly a century of Berry's Port William community. With 23 stories from the author's Port William membership, this book is arranged in its fictional chronology, and it shines forth as a single sustained work. That Distant Land truly reveals Wendell Berry—award-winning essayist, novelist, and poet—as a literary master.

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That Distant Land collects twenty-three stories, interlinked with each other and with the other published "Port William" novels. The stories, arranged in their fictional chronology (from 1888 to almost the present day), become one sustained work, a new novel that spans the entire life and time involved. The range of this book is extraordinary - it offers rest for the weary, hope for the beleaguered, and strength for everyone else.… (more)

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