Jayber Crow

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ISBN: 9781582436890
Release Date: 2001-08-30
Number of pages: 384
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

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.

Jayber Crow

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ISBN: 0786232226
Release Date: 2001
Number of pages: 687
Author: Wendell Berry

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Hannah Coulter

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ISBN: 9781582439907
Release Date: 2005-10-10
Number of pages: 208
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

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."

A Place on Earth

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ISBN: 1582439699
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint

Download and read online A Place on Earth in PDF and EPUB The rhythms of this novel are the rhythms of the land. A Place on Earth resonates with variations played on themes of change; looping transitions from war into peace, winter into spring, browning flood destruction into greening fields, absence into presence, lost into found. This brings the revised 1983 edition back into print, the next book in our program to put all of Wendell Berry's fiction into print in revised and corrected uniform editions.

Slow Church

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ISBN: 9780830841141
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Number of pages: 247
Author: C. Christopher Smith
Publisher: InterVarsity Press

Download and read online Slow Church in PDF and EPUB Suggests that modern religion is too fast paced and that a slower approach should be used so that parishioners get a more fulfilling experience.

The Memory of Old Jack

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ISBN: 9781582439235
Release Date: 2013-11-25
Number of pages: 176
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint

Download and read online The Memory of Old Jack in PDF and EPUB In a rural Kentucky river town, "Old Jack" Beechum, a retired farmer, sees his life again through the sades of one burnished day in September 1952. Bringing the earthiness of America's past to mind, The Memory of Old Jack conveys the truth and integrity of the land and the people who live from it. Through the eyes of one man can be seen the values Americans strive to recapture as we arrive at the next century. "Few novelists treat both their characters and their readers with the kind of respect that Wendell Berry displays in this deeply moving account . . . The Memory of Old Jack is a slab of rich Americana." —The New York Times Book Review

Citizenship Papers

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ISBN: 9781582439051
Release Date: 2004-08-10
Number of pages: 208
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

Download and read online Citizenship Papers in PDF and EPUB Citizenship papers, n 1. Materials prepared for presentation to authorities when making an application for citizenship. 2. Documents presented as proof of citizenship. There are those in America today who seem to feel we must audition for our citizenship, with "Patriot" offered as the badge for those found narrowly worthy. Let this book stand as Wendell Berry’s application, for he is one of those faithful, devoted critics envisioned by the Founding Fathers to be the life’s blood and very future of the nation they imagined. Adams, Jefferson and Madison would have found great clarity in his prose and great hope in his vision. And today’s readers will be moved and encouraged by his anger and his refusal to surrender in the face of desperate odds. Books get written for all sorts of reasons, and this book was written out of necessity. Citizenship Papers collects nineteen new essays, from celebrations of exemplary lives to critiques of American life, including "A Citizen’s Response [to the new National Security Strategy]"--a ringing call of caution to a nation standing on the brink of global catastrophe.

Nathan Coulter

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ISBN: 9781582439679
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

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.

A Place in Time

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ISBN: 9781619020498
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 237
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

Download and read online A Place in Time in PDF and EPUB In twenty stories spanning from 1864 to modern times, residents of Port William reflect on their lives spent in the pastoral town.

Persuasive Subversions

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ISBN: OCLC:59163145
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 210
Author: Leah Elizabeth Bayens

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.

Harlan Hubbard

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ISBN: 0813109426
Release Date: 1997-06
Number of pages: 144
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

Download and read online Harlan Hubbard in PDF and EPUB "Includes 20 color plates of Hubbard's own paintings, along with several photographs of Anna and Harlan Hubbard. Wendell Berry is also the author of Tobacco Harvest: An Elegy. See other books in the series Blazer Lectures.

New Collected Poems

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ISBN: 9781619020474
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Number of pages: 416
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

Download and read online New Collected Poems in PDF and EPUB In Wendell Berry’s upcoming The New Collected Poems, the poet revisits for the first time his immensely popular Collected Poems, which The New York Times Book Review described as “a straight-forward search for a life connected to the soil, for marriage as a sacrament and family life” that “affirms a style that is resonant with the authentic,” and “[returns] American poetry to a Wordsworthian clarity of purpose.” In The New Collected Poems, Berry reprints the nearly two hundred pieces in Collected Poems, along with the poems from his most recent collections—Entries, Given, and Leavings—to create an expanded collection, showcasing the work of a man heralded by The Baltimore Sun as “a sophisticated, philosophical poet in the line descending from Emerson and Thoreau . . . a major poet of our time.” Wendell Berry is the author of over forty works of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, and has been awarded numerous literary prizes, including the T.S. Eliot Award, a National Institute of Arts and Letters award for writing, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Jean Stein Award, and a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. While he began publishing work in the 1960s, Booklist has written that “Berry has become ever more prophetic,” clearly standing up to the test of time.

The Hidden Wound

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ISBN: 9781582434865
Release Date: 2010-05-18
Number of pages: 137
Author: Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint Press

Download and read online The Hidden Wound in PDF and EPUB This book-length essay is a rigorously honest, deeply felt exploration of the "hidden wound" of racism and its damaging effect on American whites. Available for the first time in paperback.

Leading Lives That Matter

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ISBN: 0802829317
Release Date: 2006-04-25
Number of pages: 545
Author: Mark R. Schwen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

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.

The Preaching Life

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ISBN: 9781561010745
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Number of pages: 174
Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online The Preaching Life in PDF and EPUB Like Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Taylor emphasizes the holy dimensions of ordinary life and describes the essentials of faith with insight and humor, touching on the vocations, imagination, worship, sacraments, ministry and the Bible as they relate to the life of faith.