Wendell berry is the author of fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays he has recently been awarded the cleanth brooks medal for lifetime achievement from the fellowship of southern writers and the louis bromfield society award. In the twenty-two essays collected here, wendell berry, whom the christian science monitor called the prophetic american voice of our day, conveys a deep concern for the american economic system and the gluttonous american consumer. Wendell berry's essays are far ranging and diverse in topic, but unified by his curiosity about the human condition these are essays and reviews that you can read over and over, and likely will, because they resonate with an inner longing of the reader.
The pleasures of eating from what are people for by wendell berry copyright © 1990 by wendell berry used by permission of north point press, a division of farrar, straus and giroux, llc all rights reserved to purchase or find out more about this book, visit powell's book store. When i first read wendell berry's 1985 essay what are people for 12 years ago, i was in college preparing to do exactly what berry says that colleges prepare people to do—move to someplace that is not home and serve the economy.
What are people for is a collection of essays written between 1975 and 1990 by wendell berry—novelist, poet, social critic, and moral philosopher—that touches on the proper way of life for. 33 quotes from what are people for: ‘i dislike the thought that some animal has been made miserable to feed me ― wendell berry, what are people for 153 likes like “eating is an agricultural act” ― wendell berry, what are people for essays by wendell b ― wendell berry, what are people for: essays 7 likes like. Two of wendell berry’s essays were reprinted in those materials, one—“the pleasures of eating” from what are people for—made such an impression on me, i decided to pick up the book and am i glad i did.