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Someone Please Give Wendell Berry a Nobel Prize for Literature
on November 13, 2012
Twenty more reasons to give Wendell Berry the Nobel Prize for Literature or at least a National Book Award. Start with story one in which an extraordinary 16-year-old, Rebecca Dawe, faces down the Confederacy, and then discover, one story later, how her dying mother personally saved her husband from conscription into that evil. Berry is the only American writer alive who has the moral depth and grandeur of a Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Don't go another day without the companionship of this great novelist, essayist and all-round luminous man of letters.