On Wendell Berry

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Reading Wendell Berry is always inspiring and thought provoking. The revelation takes a moment – a few encounters. You’re reading Berry again and the text seems a little more poetic, a little more brilliant; you notice a subtle mark of humility and clarity that resonants within your mind and heart. Then it hits you: “Oh, Wendell Berry, seems more than smart… he seems to be performing better than others! That’s the reason… That’s the reason why you leave his books a more enlightened being! The experience of palpable humility, the integration of ascetics and discernment, a political ecology centered on justice and a philosophical integrity attentive to the history of human thought… “oh, that’s what makes both me and the world better!” He writes for the benefit of all beings and creates an extraordinary expression of human literature.

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