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Wendell Berry

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Wendell Berry The prolific poet, novelist, and essayist Wendell Berry is a fifth-generation native of north central Kentucky. Berry taught at Stanford University; traveled to Italy and France on a Guggenheim Fellowship; and taught at New York University and the University of Kentucky, Lexington, before moving to Henry County. Berry owns and operates Lanes Landing Farm, a small, hilly piece of property on the Kentucky River. He embraced full-time farming as a career, using horses and organic methods to tend the land. Harmony with nature in general, and the farming tradition in particular, is a central theme of Berry's diverse work. As a poet, Berry gained popularity within the literary community. Collected Poems, 1957-1982, was particularly well-received. Novels and short stories set in Port William, a fictional town paralleling his real-life home town of Port Royal further established his literary reputation. The Memory of Old Jack, Berry's third novel, received Chicago's Friends of American Writers Award for 1975. Berry reached his broadest audience and attained his greatest popular acclaim through his essays. The Unsettling of America: Culture and Agriculture is a springboard for contemporary environmental concerns. In his life as well as his art, Berry has advocated a responsible, contextual relationship with individuals in a local, agrarian economy. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Jayber Crow 1,470 copies, 41 reviews
Hannah Coulter 933 copies, 29 reviews
What Are People For? 859 copies, 4 reviews
The Memory of Old Jack 535 copies, 9 reviews
A Place on Earth: A Novel 440 copies, 4 reviews
A Timbered Choir 423 copies, 2 reviews
Fidelity: Five Stories 418 copies, 9 reviews
Home Economics 359 copies, 2 reviews
Nathan Coulter 315 copies, 11 reviews
A World Lost 269 copies, 6 reviews
Remembering 261 copies, 7 reviews
Standing by Words: Essays 256 copies, 3 reviews
Andy Catlett: Early Travels 254 copies, 8 reviews
Citizenship Papers: Essays 251 copies, 1 review
The Hidden Wound 245 copies, 3 reviews
New Collected Poems 204 copies, 4 reviews
Given: Poems 204 copies, 3 reviews
Our Only World: Ten Essays 162 copies, 3 reviews
Farming: A Hand Book 146 copies, 1 review
Leavings: Poems 145 copies, 5 reviews
Watch with Me 137 copies, 1 review
The Country of Marriage 128 copies, 1 review
The Long-Legged House 110 copies, 1 review
Recollected Essays 105 copies, 2 reviews
Sabbaths 103 copies, 3 reviews
Entries 94 copies, 1 review
Imagination in Place 89 copies, 1 review
Window Poems 63 copies, 1 review
Clearing 52 copies, 1 review
The Wheel 45 copies, 1 review
A Part (Part Paper) 44 copies, 2 reviews
The Farm 37 copies
Stand By Me 20 copies
Gift of Gravity 11 copies
The Salad 10 copies
A Consent 8 copies, 1 review
Sabbaths 2002 6 copies
Sabbaths 1987 6 copies
Findings 5 copies
Sabbaths 2013 4 copies
Sabbaths 2006 4 copies, 1 review
Natural Gifts 3 copies
Sabbaths 2016 3 copies
Daily Bread 3 copies
One of Us 2 copies
The Art of the Personal Essay (Contributor) 1,229 copies, 8 reviews
The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart: A Poetry Anthology (Contributor) 350 copies, 3 reviews
The Portable Sixties Reader (Contributor) 299 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Short Stories 1993 (Contributor) 261 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Essays 2009 (Contributor) 217 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Essays 2000 (Contributor) 194 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009 (Contributor, some editions) 169 copies, 2 reviews
Lost Mountain (Introduction) 164 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Poetry 2003 (Contributor) 158 copies, 1 review
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (Contributor) 137 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (Contributor) 82 copies, 4 reviews
New Stories from the South 2006: The Year's Best (Contributor) 56 copies, 2 reviews
The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (Contributor) 52 copies, 2 reviews
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (Contributor) 30 copies, 1 review
The Prince's Speech: On the Future of Food (Foreword) 22 copies, 1 review
On Moral Medicine: Theological Perspectives in Medical Ethics (Contributor, some editions) 14 copies, 1 review
Ralph Eugene Meatyard (Contributor) 7 copies
An Economics of Peace (Contributor) 2 copies
New world Writing 21 (Contributor) 1 copy
Kayak 8 (Contributor) 1 copy, 1 review

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