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TitleThe Unsettling of America
AuthorWendell Berry
ISBN0871568772
ImprintWendell Berry Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages246

Description

Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline Today s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families As a result, we as a nation are estranged from the land from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it Sadly, as Berry notes in his Afterword to this third edition, his arguments and observations are relevant than ever We continue to suffer loss of community, the devaluation of human work, and the destruction of nature under an economic system dedicated to the mechanistic pursuit of products and profits Although this book has not had the happy fate of being proved wrong, Berry writes, there are good people working to make something comely and enduring of our life on this earth Wendell Berry is one of those people, writing and working, as ever, with passion, eloquence, and conviction.

Reviews

David

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

maybe you ll find this at a garage sale in a beat up box for twenty five cents you ll pull it from the box rub two dimes and five pennies together you ll read it and research rain barrels you ll sell that book to some used bookstore you might and a thin bookstore employee will set it on a shelf wher... (Sign in to see more)


Heather Shaw

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

Every once in a while, a book comes along at the right place and at the right time, and that book has the power to change your life This was that book for me It moved me out of the city and into the country, and inspired me to grow food for people It changed the way I view my relationship to the ear... (Sign in to see more)


Greg

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

This book is the classic that all Wendell Berry readers should read first It goes through his ecological ethic and his belief that morality and ecology are inseparable that our disconnection from the earth and our disconnection from each other are part of the same problem This quote from his essay <... (Sign in to see more)


Jennifer Arlene

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

Having spent five years at a land grant institution, I can safely say that everything Mr Berry accuses agricultural education programs of is true, even today All of my ag professors, save one, laughed at the idea of organic and sustainable and would only allow the non regulated trend of all natural ... (Sign in to see more)


Ginny

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

I initially read this book very slowly because I wanted to be sure I was understanding and absorbing its messages Then I was distracted by my husband s hospitalization and serious complications following surgery and needed lighter reading material for several weeks Now I ve finally finished and am ... (Sign in to see more)


Max Potthoff

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

If we do not live where we work, and when we work, we are wasting our lives, and our work too Wide ranging and thoughtful, The Unsettling of America is Berry at his best With broad strokes, Berry creates a vision of a 20th century America held hostage by agriprofessionals and the atomization of our ... (Sign in to see more)


Shelby Deeter

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

Berry s fiction and non fiction have such a fluidity in their values that reading both grants you a fuller picture of what it means to live thoughtfully in Creation The Unsettling of America has some of my favorite Wendell Berry essays in it and was a wonderful and convicting read I closed the book ... (Sign in to see more)


Paris Achenbach

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

a little theoretical and abstract at times, and i wish there was a recent edition, but still incredibly and ridiculously relevant to our agricultural issues wendell berry is certainly a prophet of sorts and his writing contains nuggets of wisdom and concepts that don t really exist in modern commen... (Sign in to see more)


Kevin Van Slyke

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

A challenging critique of the last half century of agricultural policy and the coinciding societal shift away from rural, communal living to urban individualism.


Rachel

The Unsettling of America By Wendell Berry

Over the past 5 6 years, Berry s writings have changed me, shaping my worldview than perhaps any other single author s ever have This book continues in that vein, both frustrating and inspiring me I give it 4.5 stars It is a flawed book Full of polemic, often lacking in nuance and charity But it sp... (Sign in to see more)


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