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What Are People For?

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  • Seller:Any Book
  • Sales Rank:960,204
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Hardcover
  • Number Of Items:1
  • Edition:First Edition, First Printing
  • Pages:210
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.6
  • Dimensions (in):7.9 x 5 x 0.8
  • Publication Date:April 1990
  • ISBN:0865474206
  • EAN:9780865474208
  • ASIN:0865474206
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Synopsis
Wendell Berry identifies himself as both “a farmer of sorts and an artist of sorts,” which he deftly illustrates in the scope of these 22 essays. Ranging from America’s insatiable consumerism and household economies to literary subjects and America’s attitude toward waste, Berry gracefully navigates from one topic to the next. He speaks candidly about the ills plaguing America and the growing gap between people and the land. Despite the somber nature of these essays, Berry’s voice and prose provide an underlying sense of faith and hope. He frames his reflections with poetic responsibility, standing up as a firm believer in the power of the human race not only to fix its past mistakes but to build a future that will provide a better life for all.

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