The World-Ending Fire by Wendell Berry audiobook

The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry

By Wendell Berry
Selected by and with an introduction by  Paul Kingsnorth
Read by Nick Offerman

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9781640090286

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664597792

  • ISBN: 9781664761858

Runtime: 16.50 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times Notable Book

A Garden & Gun magazine pick of the year

One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of the Year

The only author-authorized Wendell Berry reader.

In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out in these prescient essays, drawn from his fifty-year campaign on behalf of American lands and communities.

The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress and in defense of local landscapes, essays that celebrate our cultural heritage, our history, and our home.

With grace and conviction, Wendell Berry shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy―the natural world will not allow it.

Yet he also shares with us a vision of consolation and of hope. We may be locked in an uneven struggle, but we can and must begin to treat our land, our neighbors, and ourselves with respect and care. As Berry urges, we must abandon arrogance and stand in awe.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Unforgettable, earth-moving Southern outdoors writing.” Garden & Gun
“A fascinating tribute to the life of the land.” Financial Times (London)
“In these times we could all use his patient instruction.” Psychology Today
“America’s greatest philosopher on sustainable life and living.” Chicago Tribune
“If these essays were required reading, I think our society would be in a lot better shape.” Entertainment Weekly
“Here is a human being speaking with calm and sanity out of the wilderness. We would do well to hear him.” Washington Post Book World

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Author

Author Bio: Wendell Berry

Author Bio: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry, an essayist, novelist, and poet, has been honored with the T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry, the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the John Hay Award of the Orion Society, and the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, among others. In 2010, he was awarded the National Humanities Medal by Barack Obama, and in 2016, he was the recipient of the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Book Critics Circle. He lives with his wife, Tanya, on their farm in Henry County, Kentucky.

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Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 16.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English