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It all turns on affection; the Jefferson lecture & other essays.


It all turns on affection; the Jefferson lecture & other essays.

Berry, Wendell.

Counterpoint Press


125 pages



In 2012 Wendell Berry delivered the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, perhaps the most honorary award that can be granted by the National Endowment for the Humanities. In it he combines his unique combination of literary talent, farming experience, and environmental concern to advocate healing of the earth and a movement toward sustainability. Ultimately he settles upon affection, not morality as the key to making this happen. This is followed by an interview with him and his wife Tanya that drifts from personal experiences to Henry David Thoreau and finally settles upon his advocacy of government arising from the needs of people and the land. Part two includes five essays, two of which initially appeared in The Progressive and one that was a memorial for his friend Maury Telleen, who established the Draft Horse Journal in 1964.

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Date:Oct 1, 2013
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