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By Wendell Berry

ISBN-10: 1582437459

ISBN-13: 9781582437453

“If we fail to do what's required and if we do what's forbidden, we exclude ourselves from the mercy of Nature; we smash our position, or we're exiled from it.”

The essays of Wendell Berry are a longer dialog in regards to the existence he values; sustainable agriculture, a connection to put, the miracle of lifestyles, and the interconnectedness of all issues. The life of this lifestyles depends on our devotion to maintaining it, an emotional proximity to the land that's slipping clear of us.

In six dependent, associated literary essays, Berry considers the degeneration of language that's occur all through our tradition, from poetry to politics, from dialog to advertisements, and he indicates how the ever-widening cleft among the phrases and their referents mirrors the expanding isolation of people and their groups from the land. together with his convinced and unwavering prose, Berry assesses how the distance among sleek groups and nature grew so huge, how we may well bridge it, and the function language performs in facilitating either parts.

Standing by means of Words joins our new sequence, which celebrates the accumulated essays of Wendell Berry in appealing, uniform editions.

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