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. 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

“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
“If these essays were required reading, I think our society would be in a lot better shape.” Entertainment Weekly
“America’s greatest philosopher on sustainable life and living.” Chicago Tribune
“In these times we could all use his patient instruction.” Psychology Today
“Unforgettable, earth-moving Southern outdoors writing.” Garden & Gun
“A fascinating tribute to the life of the land.” Financial Times (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Wendell Berry

Author Bio: Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1934, and lives and farms with his wife, Tanya Berry, close to the place of his birth. A poet, critic, storyteller, and activist, he has written more than fifty books. He is the recipient of The National Humanities Medal, awarded by President Barack Obama, and was named The Jefferson Lecturer for 2012. He is a winner of the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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Details

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