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Wendell Berry

Has anyone on my flist read anything by Wendell Berry?  I want to order a book or two of his but don't really know where to start... I'll probably get a book of poems, but I'm unsure whether or not I want to get a novel, too, or an essay anthology.

And while we're talking books, anyone have a good read they feel like recommending?  I'm open to anything. 

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clarentine
May. 13th, 2014 12:35 pm (UTC)
If you're interested in reading Wendell Berry (who I myself have not read, aside from transcripts of some of his speeches), then you might very well be interested in the works of Gene Logsdon, who writes about much the same material and who I have read - my much-thumbed copy of The Contrary Farmer sits alongside his Living At Nature's Pace. Gene has a blog (http://thecontraryfarmer.wordpress.com/) and a whole lot of books aside from those two.
mnfaure
May. 13th, 2014 07:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the recommendation. I've spent a couple of hours, here and there, poking around Mr. Logsdon's blog tonight and am going to subscribe to it. I'll see if the site I order from carries his books.

Edited at 2014-05-13 07:32 pm (UTC)
asakiyume
May. 13th, 2014 12:37 pm (UTC)
I've only read him when others quote him. He's like Annie Dillard for me, someone whom I think I enjoy conceptually, and in small doses, but whom I'm not sure I would want to read a whole book by. I've liked some of his poems, though.

(And I could be wrong: if I'd give him a chance, I might adore a whole book--who knows?)
mnfaure
May. 13th, 2014 07:33 pm (UTC)
*nods*

The thing I'm most worried about is reading him for ideas and finding his views/possible advice too USA-centric.
sunflower_sky
May. 15th, 2014 09:12 am (UTC)
I recently read Dara Horn's "A Guide for the Perplexed". It was amazing, and part of it set in Cairo (to be specific, in the modern age, in the 19th century, and in the 12th century...).

~D
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