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Conversations with Wendell Berry (Literary Conversations Series) Hardcover – August 8, 2007
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---Collects interviews with the author of A Place on Earth, Hannah Coulter, and other works
---Ranges from 1973 to 2006, covering a broad stretch of Berry's career
---Expands the Literary Conversations Series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Here are Wendell Berry's thoughts on a stable community in the Plowboy interview in 1973.
"You've got to have people who talk to each other a lot and who have experiences in common. In a settled farming community old friends get together to work and one thing they do is tell each other again the stories they already know. This is a complex community function. They celebrate their old acquaintance in that way, they celebrate themselves. They alert each other to the realities of their lives and their history. And the effect that it has on story-telling is that it improves the stories.
But the stories in the media today cater to the wish people have for everything to be new. That's very much the emphasis in our arts today, for example. That's not different at all from the Madison Avenue ideal that thrives on the establishments and immediate wearing out of fashions and fads. Any culture building itself on this kind of novelty is bound to run thin."