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It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture & Other Essays (Paperback)

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When he accepted the invitation to deliver the Jefferson Lecture--our nation's highest honor for distinguished intellectual achievement--Wendell Berry wanted a fresh start, not only in looking at the groundwork of the problems facing our nation and the earth itself, but in gaining hope from some examples of repair during Late Capitalism. The result is the greatest speech he has delivered in his six decades of public life. With this transcript of his speech, along with heretofore uncollected essays, It All Turns on Affection will take its place as another major testament to Berry's contribution to American thought.

"These powerful, challenging essays show why Berry's vision of a sustainable, human-scaled society has proven so influential." ―Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. He was recently awarded the National Humanities Medal, the Cleanth Brooks Medal for Lifetime Achievement by the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and the Louis Bromfield Society Award. For more than forty years he has lived and farmed with his wife, Tanya, in Kentucky.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781619021143
ISBN-10: 1619021145
Publisher: Counterpoint LLC
Publication Date: September 11th, 2012
Pages: 125
Language: English