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The Way of Ignorance and Other Essays

Berry, Wendell

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ISBN 10: 1593760779 / ISBN 13: 9781593760779
Published by Shoemaker & Hoard, Washington, 2005
Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket Hardcover
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Title: The Way of Ignorance and Other Essays

Publisher: Shoemaker & Hoard, Washington

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition.

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The continuing war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, the political sniping engendered by the Supreme Court nominations―contemporary American society is characterized by divisive anger, profound loss, and danger. Wendell Berry, one of the country's foremost cultural critics, responds with hope and intelligence in a series of essays that tackle the major questions of the day. Whose freedom are we considering when we speak of the “free market” or “free enterprise”? What is really involved in our national security? What is the price of ownership without affection? Berry answers in prose that shuns abstraction for clarity, coherence, and passion, giving us essays that may be the finest of his long career.

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Berrys themes are reflections of his life: friends, family, the farm, the nature around us as well as within. He speaks strongly for himself and sometimes for the lost heart of the country. As he has borne witness to the world for eight decades, what he offers us now in this new collection of poems is of incomparable value.

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