The world-ending fire : the essential Wendell Berry

Berry, Wendell, 1934-

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  • Creator Wendell Berry ; selected and introduced by Paul Kingsnorth
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2017.
  • Physical Details
    • x, 354 pages ; 24 cm
  • ISBNs 9780241279205, 0241279208
  • OCLC ocn973412225


  • "Wendell Berry is 'something of an anachronism'. He began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred working tools. 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 defence of the local landscapes that provide our cultural heritage, our history, our home." --Publisher description.


  • Includes bibliographical references.
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