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Conversations with Wendell Berry : Literary Conversations - Morris Allen Grubbs

Conversations with Wendell Berry

Literary Conversations

By: Morris Allen Grubbs (Editor)

Paperback Published: 2nd April 2012
ISBN: 9781578069927
Number Of Pages: 277

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"Whether we know it or not, whether we want to be or not, we are members of one another." Since 1960, Wendell Berry (b. 1934) has produced one of the most substantial and consistently thematic bodies of work of any modern American writer. In more than fifty books in various genres-novels, short stories, poems, and essays-he has celebrated a life lived in close communion with neighbors and the earth and has addressed many of our most urgent cultural maladies. His collections of essays urge us to think and act responsibly as members of a community-both human and natural. Volumes of his poems seek to wed us to nature and realign our vision with its mysteries. His growing Port William cycle of novels offers us a fictional model for understanding, for compassion, and for living in constant regard for others. Conversations with Wendell Berry gathers for the first time interviews with the writer, ranging from 1973 to 2006, including one never before published. For readers acquainted with Berry's work, this volume offers insights available nowhere else. It reveals succinctly the main currents of his life's work. What emerges is a citizen-writer profoundly affected by cultural crises at home and in the world. Morris Allen Grubbs directs the Preparing Future Faculty Program in the graduate school at University of Kentucky, where he was a student of Berry's. He is editor of Home and Beyond: An Anthology of Kentucky Short Stories. Photograph-Wendell Berry by Pam Spaulding, courtesy CJF

Introductionp. xi
Chronologyp. xvii
The Plowboy Interview: Wendell Berryp. 3
The Art of Living Right: An Interview with Wendell Berryp. 19
The Progressive Interview: Wendell Berryp. 27
Interview with Wendell Berryp. 36
The Art of Place: Interview with Wendell Berryp. 50
Wendell Berryp. 61
Field Observations: An Interview with Wendell Berryp. 86
The Bluegrass Interview: Wendell Berryp. 103
Toward a Healthy Community: An Interview with Wendell Berryp. 114
A Conversation with Wendell Berryp. 122
Wendell Berry's Communityp. 135
A Citizen and a Native: An Interview with Wendell Berryp. 147
Heaven in Henry County: A Sojourners Interview with Wendell Berryp. 164
The Short Answer: An Exchange with Wendell Berryp. 178
How Can a Family "Live at the Center of Its Own Attention"? An Interview with Wendell Berryp. 181
Rendering Us Again in Affection: An Interview with Wendell Berryp. 187
In the Service of Hope-A Conversation with Wendell Berryp. 201
Indexp. 215
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ISBN: 9781578069927
ISBN-10: 1578069920
Series: Literary Conversations
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 2nd April 2012
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.35