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Wendell Berry

Gene Logsdon

in The Mother of All Arts

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print July 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124438
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124438.003.0009
Wendell Berry

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This chapter discusses Wendell Berry, a poet who includes agricultural themes in his poems. He is described as a writer of many parts, and as an essayist, Berry can be a polemicist of rather frightening skill. As a poet, Berry is forced to be brief, but his genius can distill the truth of an entire book into one ingenious poem like Farming: A Hand Book's “A Standing Ground”. The discussion also indicates the similarities between Berry and the author, and includes some excerpts from Berry's works.

Keywords: Wendell Berry; agricultural themes; poems; poet; essayist; poetry; similarities; excerpts

Chapter.  9076 words. 

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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