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The Mad Farmer Poems Hardcover – November 1, 2008

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Praise for Wendell Berry

“Berry enjoins us to look at common parts of creation--trees, rivers, and birds--but meditates upon them with such grace and insight as to ensure that we will never see them as commonplace again.”—Splendid Magazine

“Berry continues to offer a compelling vision of the good and the true life.”—Boston Globe

“Berry is the prophetic American voice of our day.”—Christian Science Monitor

“Berry's craftsmanship remains impeccable.”—Booklist
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About the Author

Berrys themes are reflections of his life: friends, family, the farm, the nature around us as well as within. He speaks strongly for himself and sometimes for the lost heart of the country. As he has borne witness to the world for eight decades, what he offers us now in this new collection of poems is of incomparable value. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Counterpoint; First edition (November 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593761767
  • ISBN-13: 978-1593761769
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 8.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,813,018 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Jonathan C. Chesney on December 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Here are all of Wendell Berry's amazing Mad Farmer poems, in one place. Read the product description to hear the "about" but if you like Berry, his poetry, or have issues with many of the problems of contemporary society and culture, you'll dig it.

Yes, it's a big book (size wise, not length,) presented in almost a children's book format, but the simplicity of it is part of the beauty. You can't go wrong with this if you like Berry. If you don't know him or his poetry, well you should probably check out his broader work first- I will say this is more for people who are already fans.
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I have read Wendell Berry's writings since I was in college many years ago. This small book of poetry is a joy to read all the way through or to just pick up and read a poem or two. Mr. Berry is so gifted in writing poems or prose that touches deep inside of the reader. I, also, grew up on a Kentucky farm and still feel more at peace when I visit there than at any other time or place. It has been in my family for five generations and I want my ashes to be spread there after I depart this world.
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Format: Hardcover
These poems capture Berry's work since the first mad farmer poem in 1967. The first poem, amendments and other variations are beautifully rendered. Anyone who loves beautiful books, good poetry, food, farming, and a celebration of the citizen farmer will treasure this edition.
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Always a Wendell Berry fan, these poems caught the fervor of his statement as a farmer. Living in the country and having farmed I understand his passion and we too grieve the old ways and complain of changes in the farming community.We shake our heads at changes around in general us but his words express it so well.
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Beautiful poems
Loved them and they reminded me of all the walks and gardening I have done
The book also is small enough to fit into a purse for pleasure.
Janet
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Essential reading for inspiration to become participants in restoring sanity and appreciating the gifts we have on this earth.
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