A Continuous Harmony Essays Cultural and Agricultural


  • Paperback
  • 182 pages
  • A Continuous Harmony Essays Cultural and Agricultural
  • Wendell Berry
  • English
  • 10 October 2014
  • 9780156225755

10 thoughts on “A Continuous Harmony Essays Cultural and Agricultural

  1. Craig Bergland Craig Bergland says:

    We are all supposed to love Wendell Berry to coo like a swaddled baby when his name is mentioned There is something about him that to me is like a sleeping pill It’s not that he is awful not at all It’s that I find him boring his writing lifeless This book was no exception I was overwhelmed by someone who seems to be in love with his own words the sound of his own voice and who meanders toward a goal that rarely becomes apparent to me


  2. Lora Lora says:

    The first chapter was a real disappointment for me It is Berry's statement against religion and that we must throw off religion in order to live well with nature He goes on for uite a while is very clear in his feelings and I mostly settled for reading the poetry of other writers that he references in that chapter Now I am scanning the rest of the book with some feeling of my own He has so much great stuff important stuff to say But to throw out the healing arts because so many doctors you meet are horrible at healing is just sad It seems so below Berry's usual standards to fall for that stereotype Even great thinkers sometimes fall for spoon fed dogmas I guess We are all beggars after all We often beg from the poison when we think we have the fruit


  3. Jordan Kinsey Jordan Kinsey says:

    No one is timeless than Wendell Berry


  4. Cassie Cassie says:

    More dry than my usual reading but has some great insights on various topicsSome uotes I likeduoting Ammons I know nothing; still I cannot help singing page 32A crowd whose discontent has risen no higher than the level of slogans is only a crowd But a crowd that understands the reasons for its discontent and knows the remedies is a vital community and it will have to be reckoned with page 75We need better government no doubt about it But we also need better minds better friendships better marriages better communities We need persons and households that do not have to wait upon organizations but can make necessary changes in themselves on their own page 79 80uoting Edward Dahlberg We are fatalists only when we cease telling the truth but so long as we communicate the truth we move ourselves life history men There is no other way page 92Real efficiency is long term efficiency page 94Meaningless wok must produce meaningless leisure The freedom from work must produce not leisure but an ever frantic search for something to do page 119I see it teaching my students to give themselves a price before they can learn to give themselves a value page 122Free men are not set free by their government Free men have set their government free of themselves; they have made it unnecessary Freedom is not accomplished by a declaration freedom is a personal matter; though we may be enslaved as group we can be free only as persons A person can free himself of a bondage that has been imposed on him only by accepting another bondage that he has chosen A man who would not be the slave of other men must be the master of himself that is the real meaning of self government page 129The present problems of the world are the result not of human stupidity but of human intelligence without adeuate cultural controls page 132 133There is a unity in the creation and that the behavior and the fate of one creature must therefore affect the whole though the exact relationships may not be known page 156The ultimate discipline then is faith faith if in nothing else in the propriety of one's disciplines if one's faith is to have any public validity or force then obviously it must meet some visible test The test of faith is consistency between principle and behavior A man's behavior should be the creature of his principles not the creature of his circumstances page 157One of the Confucian ideals is that the 'archer when he misses the bullseye turns and seeks the cause of the error in himself' page 168


  5. Brenda Brenda says:

    Wendell Berry is an author I read regularly Not exactly like taking a vitamin but I need his perspective the challenge of his thought on various topics the pace of his life his connection to land and community This book was no exception I am nearly to the point that I need to stop reading library copies of his books and just buy my own I want to underline and write in the margins too often and perhaps am too lazy to start copying uotes as there would be WAY too many I appreciated the essays entitled A Secular Pilgrimage and A Homage to Dr Williams both of which are about poetry its ability to reveal aspects of life and nature that cannot be described otherwise Think Little was yet another challenge to me to be mindful of how I live This book was published in the early 70s and he was responding to the times as they were and I often wished I could have had his updated perspective But then I suppose all of his subseuent work is just that Probably the best uote is in the essay In Defense of Literacy I am saying then that literacy the mastery of language and the knowledge of books is not an ornament but a necessity Just as true today as then


  6. Bobby Bobby says:

    Through the years especially recent ones I've come in passing contact with the writing of Wendell Berry A uote here a poem there an essay on occasion I'm not sure why it took me so long to make a point to read a Wendell Berry book since I've always been impressed and touched by what little I've readFor those who are already fans of Berry there is nothing that I am currently capable of saying that will shed light on this or any of Berry's writings For the uninitiated I would simply say that Berry's insights are of a sort that the whole planet would benefit if we all read and pondered essays such as these During the course of these essays Berry touches upon such topics as nature poetry spirituality education politics farming and ecology and much His world view is one that is consistent well worth contemplating and exceptionally well written I can't say that this collection should be everyone's starting point but I can say that everyone should acuire a starting point start reading Wendell Berry now


  7. Marie Marie says:

    One of those amazingly prescient books where you find yourself turning back to the copyright page to confirm that the book was indeed written in 1970 and not yesterday or tomorrow It is interesting to note that we are still riding the same waves that were rising high already forty years ago that our world and societies are far from new and improved as we insist and shrilly very much riding along the ever rising crest of the wave of all things' commodification instrumentalization fragmentization effictivization abstraction consumption etc Wendell Berry makes a most soulful and literate plea for us to collect and connect ourselves back to one another to the land to death to abandonment and mystery The book consists of eight essays of varying length the four that are excellent A Secular Pilgrimage Think Little Discipline and Hope and In Defence of Literacy than make up for the missability of the others


  8. Kati Kati says:

    My favorite essay was Notes from an Absence and a Return I am in a transitional place in my life and have been thinking a lot about the sort of life I want to lead Perhaps because of that this book seemed particularly poignant It is wise and inspiring and manages to feel both deadly serious and light at once


  9. Bradley Bradley says:

    Wendell Berry impacts me deeply yet again with this collection of essays It is sad that every one of these written in 1971 or before is just as pertinent so really as they were then There is a lot of work to be done and he provides some clear solutions and starting points His topics focus on literacy morality farming ecology


  10. shawn shawn says:

    Classic Very well considered thoughtful and thought provoking Written in the early seventies and yet still entirely timely which is a bit depressing for the contemporary reader sympathetic to Berry's principles Makes one yearn to go back and reread Walden Great collection


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A Continuous Harmony Essays Cultural and Agricultural❰Reading❯ ➼ A Continuous Harmony Essays Cultural and Agricultural Author Wendell Berry – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Award winner Wendell Berry’s second collection of essays was first published in 1972 and contained eight essays including the seminal “Think Little” which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Cata Award winner Harmony Essays Epub Û Wendell Berry’s second collection of essays was first published in and contained eight essays including the seminal “Think Little” which was printed in The Last Whole Earth Catalogue and reprinted around A Continuous ePUB í the globe The splendid centerpiece of A Continuous Harmony “Discipline and Hope” is an insightful and articulate essay of instruction and caution This volume contains original content with only slight revisions as might be desired Continuous Harmony Essays ePUB ↠ It gives readers the opportunity to read the work of this remarkable cultural critic and agrarian and to delight in the prose of one of America’s greatest stylists.


About the Author: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry Harmony Essays Epub Û is a conservationist farmer essayist novelist professor of English and poet He was born August in Henry County Kentucky where he now lives on a farm The New York Times A Continuous ePUB í has called Berry the prophet of rural America.