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Farming: A Hand Book by Wendell Berry
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Farming: A Hand Book (1971)

by Wendell Berry

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I read this while taking a poetry class and really liked it, which is unusual for me and modern poetry. I taught at Pikeville, KY ad felt Berry spoke for the region. ( )
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"Love the world. Work for nothing. / Take all that you have and be poor. / Love someone who does not deserve it," writes Wendell Berry in the persona of "the mad farmer," a conservative landsman who deeply opposes the then-current war in Vietnam and the ongoing crisis of farming and the environment. Lyric, satiric, didactic, by turns funny and earnest, the poems collected in Farming, most from the late 1960s, established Berry as a social critic and artist of the first order.

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