Download and read online Jayber Crow in PDF and EPUB Jayber Crow, born in Goforth, Kentucky, orphaned at age ten, began his search as a "pre-ministerial student" at Pigeonville College. There, freedom met with new burdens and a young man needed more than a mirror to find himself. But the beginning of that finding was a short conversation with "Old Grit," his profound professor of New Testament Greek. "You have been given questions to which you cannot be given answers. You will have to live them out—perhaps a little at a time." "And how long is that going to take?" "I don't know. As long as you live, perhaps." "That could be a long time." "I will tell you a further mystery," he said. "It may take longer." Eventually, after the flood of 1937, Jayber becomes the barber of the small community of Port William, Kentucky. From behind that barber chair he lives out the questions that drove him from seminary and begins to accept the gifts of community that enclose his answers. The chair gives him a perfect perch from which to listen, to talk, and to see, as life spends itself all around. In this novel full of remarkable characters, he tells his story that becomes the story of his town and its transcendent membership.
Download and read online Jayber Crow in PDF and EPUB In a new set in a small-town "Heave,n" the rural Kentucky farmer-philosopher returns to his fictional Port William to explore themes of love, suffering, and joy. 40,000 first printing.
Download and read online Jayber Crow in PDF and EPUB In a novel set in a small-town "Heaven," the rural Kentucky farmer-philosopher returns to his fictional Port William to explore themes of love, suffering, and joy. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
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Download and read online Hannah Coulter in PDF and EPUB "Ignorant boys, killing each other," is just about all Nathan Coulter would tell his wife, friends, and family about the Battle of Okinawa in the spring of 1945. Life carried on for the community of Port William, Kentucky, as some boys returned from the war and the lives of others were mourned. In her seventies, Nathan's wife, Hannah, has time now to tell of the years since the war. In Wendell Berry's unforgettable prose, we learn of the Coulter's children, of the Feltners and Branches, and how survivors "live right on."
Download and read online Nathan Coulter in PDF and EPUB This, the first title in the Port William series, introduces the rural section of Kentucky with which novelist Wendell Berry has had a lifelong fascination. When young Nathan loses his grandfather, Berry guides readers through the process of Nathan's grief, endearing the reader to the simple humanity through which Nathan views the world. Echoing Berry's own strongly held beliefs, Nathan tells us that his grandfather's life "couldn't be divided from the days he'd spent at work in his fields." Berry has long been compared to Faulkner for his ability to erect entire communities in his fiction, and his heart and soul have always lived in Port William, Kentucky. In this eloquent novel about duty, community, and a sweeping love of the land, Berry gives readers a classic book that takes them to that storied place.
Download and read online Persuasive Subversions in PDF and EPUB This project analyzes literary works as factors that influence readers' ecological identities, which thereafter plays into broader understandings of biospheric conditions and audience members' sense of responsibility, concern, and care for environmental sustainability. The research focuses on ecocritically-aligned rhetorical approaches and appeals at work in Wendell Berry's Jayber Crow and Barbara Kingsolver's Prodigal Summer. It contains ecocritical analysis of the works' fiction and nonfiction elements, the Aristotelian appeals, the reconceptualization of the pastoral mode, and the inclusion of ecofeminist elements. By detailing the novels' representations of human-nonhuman interactions, the project demonstrates how thematic messages that are subversive to conventional concepts of nature function as key elements to building a healthy environmental unconscious.
Download and read online Supper of the Lamb in PDF and EPUB Supper of the Lamb is a collection of recipes and essays by Robert F. Capon.
Download and read online Jayber Crow Storia della vita di Jayber Crow barbiere membro della comunit di Port William scritta da lui medesimo in PDF and EPUB
Download and read online Remembering in PDF and EPUB It is 1976 and Andy Catlett, farmer and agricultural journalist, alone in San Francisco, is walking the streets at dawn. In the eight months since losing his right hand to a corn-picking machine, he has lost his sense of place. The abrasiveness of the city and Andy's critical view of his disfigured body enhance his acute awareness of the moral disfigurement around him. Two thousand miles from his home in Kentucky, he begins to remember: people, places and the comfort of knowing the land intimately.
Download and read online That Distant Land in PDF and EPUB Brings together three collections of inspirational fiction including The Wild Birds (1985), Fidelity (1992), and Watch With Me (1994), as well as four new pieces that chronicle the life and times of the inhabitants of Port William. Reprint.
Download and read online Leading Lives that Matter in PDF and EPUB "Leading Lives That Matter" draws together a wide range of texts -- including fiction, autobiography, and philosophy -- offering challenge and insight to those who are thinking about what to do with their lives. Instead of giving prescriptive advice, Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass approach the subject of vocation as an ongoing conversation. They include in this conversation some of the Western tradition's best writings on human life -- its meaning, purpose, and significance -- ranging from ancient Greek poetry to contemporary fiction. Including Leo Tolstoy's novella "The Death of Ivan Ilych" as an extended epilogue, this volume will help readers clarify and deepen how they think about their own lives.
Download and read online Narnia and the Fields of Arbol in PDF and EPUB Scholars have discussed the work of C. S. Lewis (1898--1963) for decades, but they have focused on Lewis's Christian and pagan allusions and have largely ignored his other important themes. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol: The Environmental Vision of C. S. Lewis is the first book dedicated to Lewis's vision of our relationship to nature and the environment. Matthew T. Dickerson and David O'Hara examine The Chronicles of Narnia and the Ransom books, as well as The Great Divorce, The Abolition of Man, and Lewis's essays and personal correspondence, connecting his writing with that of authors more traditionally associated with environmentalism, such as Wendell Berry, Aldo Leopold, and Gary Snyder. Narnia and the Fields of Arbol offers a fresh way for readers across disciplines to understand the work of this literary legend.
Download and read online Andy Catlett in PDF and EPUB Berry opens this latest installment of the Port William series with young Andy Catlett preparing to visit a place he'd been to many times before, though this would be an adventure he will take very seriously. Nine years old, Andy embarks on the trip by bus, alone for the first time. He decides it will be a rite of passage and his first step into manhood. Sometimes a handful at home, Andy was a good boy when visiting his Grandparents' houses, and he looked forward to the little spoiling certain to come his way. Set during the Christmas of 1943, young Andy's experiences on this solitary voyage become pivot points of the entire epic of Port William. The old ways are in retreat, modern life is crowding everything in its path, and as Andy looks back many years later, he hears the stories again of his neighbors and friends. A beautiful short novel, this book is a perfect introduction into the whole world of Port William and will be a new chapter for those already familiar with this rich unfolding story.
Download and read online Hermeneutics at the Crossroads in PDF and EPUB In this multi-faceted volume, Christian and other religiously committed theorists find themselves at an uneasy point in history -- between premodernity, modernity, and postmodernity -- where disciplines and methods, cultural and linguistic traditions, and religious commitments tangle and cross. Here, leading theorists explore the state of the art of the contemporary hermeneutical terrain. As they address the work of Gadamer, Ricoeur, and Derrida, the essays collected in this wide-ranging work engage key themes in philosophical hermeneutics, hermeneutics and religion, hermeneutics and the other arts, hermeneutics and literature, and hermeneutics and ethics. Readers will find lively exchanges and reflections that meet the intellectual and philosophical challenges posed by hermeneutics at the crossroads. Contributors are Bruce Ellis Benson, Christina Bieber Lake, John D. Caputo, Eduardo J. Echeverria, Benne Faber, Norman Lillegard, Roger Lundin, Brian McCrea, James K. A. Smith, Michael VanderWeele, Kevin Vanhoozer, and Nicholas Wolterstorff.