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On the Web: Articles

Why Wendell Matters. Mark Engler, Democracy Uprising (8/5/04).

A Citizen's Response to the National Security Strategy of the United States of America. Wendell Berry, Common Dreams (2/27/03). Abridged version of cover story in Orion Magazine (3-4/03).

Thoughts in the Presence of Fear. Wendell Berry, OrionOnline & Resurgence (Fall 01)

Field Observations: An Interview With Wendell Berry, Jordan Fischer Smith,
EnviroArts (Fall 93)

On the Web: Specialized Sites

University of Louisville. Links to W. Berry writings, interviews

Al Teich Web Page. Links to W. Berry writings, interviews

Heureka. Short bio of W. Berry, list of writings

Eastern Kentucky University. Short bio of W. Berry, writings cited

In the Library: Articles

Berry, Wendell. "The prejudice against country people," Progressive (3/02):21-24.

__________. "The idea of a local economy," Orion (win 01), repr. in In the Presence of Fear (Great Barrington MA: Orion Society, 2001).

__________. "In distrust of movements," Orion (sum 99), repr. in In the Presence of Fear (Great Barrington MA: Orion Society, 2001).

Schaar, John H. "Wendell Berry on the path less traveled by," In These Times (2/8-14/84):18.

Zencey, Eric. "A whole earth catalogue," Nation (7/1/02):35-39. Review essay on Berry, The Art of the Commonplace.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Angyal, Andrew J. Wendell Berry (NY: Twayne, 1995).

Berry, Wendell. Nathan Coulter (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1960).

__________. The Rise (Lexington KY: Grave, 1968).

__________. The Long-Legged House [1969] (Washington: Shoemaker & Heard, 2004).

__________. Farming: A Handbook (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1970).

__________. The Hidden Wound (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970).

__________. The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky's Red River Gorge [1971] (rev. ed. San Francisco: North Point, 1991). Photographs by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.

__________. A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural & Agricultural [1972] (Washington: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2004).

__________. The Memory of Old Jack (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1974).

__________. The Country of Marriage (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1975).

__________. The Unsettling of America: Culture & Agriculture [1977] (San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1986).

__________. The Gift of Gravity (Dublin: Gallery, 1979).

__________. Recollected Essays, 1965-1980 (San Francisco: North Point, 1981).

__________. The Gift of Good Land: Further Essays, Cultural & Agricultural (San Francisco: North Point, 1981).

__________. Standing By Words: Essays (San Francisco: North Point, 1983).

__________. Home Economics: Fourteen Essays (San Francisco: North Point, 1987).

__________. Harlan Hubbard: Life & Work (Lexington: U. Kentucky, 1990).

__________. Sayings & Doings: An Eastword Look (Frankfort KY: Gnomon, 1990).

__________. What Are People For?: Essays (San Francisco: North Point, 1990).

__________. The Unforeseen Wilderness: An Essay on Kentucky's Red River Gorge (rev ed.: San Francisco: North Point, 1991).

__________. The Discovery of Kentucky (Frankfort KY: Gnomon, 1991).

__________. Standing on Earth: Selected Essays (Ipswich UK: Golgonooza, 1991).

__________. Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community: Eight Essays (NY: Pantheon, 1992).

__________. Another Turn of the Crank: Essays (Washington: Counterpoint, 1995).

__________. The Farm (Monterey KY: Larkspur, 1995).

__________. A World Lost (Washington: Counterpoint, 1996).

__________. Harlan Hubbard: Life & Work (Lexington: U. of Kentucky, 1998).

__________. Life is a Miracle: An Essay Against Modern Superstition (Washington: Counterpoint, 2000).

__________. In the Presence of Fear (Great Barrington MA: Orion Society, 2001). Three essays distilling American cultural values & offering program for America's future following events of 9/11: "Thoughts in the presence of fear"; "The idea of a local economy"; & "In distrust of movements."

__________. The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (ed. Norman Wirzba; Washington: Counterpoint, 2003).

__________. Citizenship Papers: Essays (Washington: Shoemaker & Hoard, 2003). Critical view of 9/11 & the official response to it.

__________. A Continuous Harmony: Essays Cultural & Agricultural (

Goodrich, Janet. The Unforeseen Self in the Works of Wendell Berry (Columbia: U. Missouri, 2001).

Merchant, Paul (ed.) Wendell Berry (Lewiston ID: Confluence, 1991).

Theobald, P.K. Rural Philosophy for Education: Wendell Berry's Tradition (Charleston WV:ERIC Clearinghouse, 1992).

Wirzba, Norman (ed.) The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays of Wendell Berry (NY: Counterpoint, 2002).

In the Library: Fiction

Berry, Wendell. The Wheel (San Francisco: North Point, 1982).

__________. A Place on Earth: A Novel (San Francisco: North Point, 1983).

__________. The Wild Birds: Six Stories of the Port William Membership (San Francisco: North Point, 1986).

__________. Remembering: A Novel (San Francisco: North Point, 1988).

__________. Fidelity: Five Stories (NY: Pantheon, 1992).

__________. How Ptolemy Proudfoot Lost a Bet (NY: Dim Gray Bar, 1992).

__________. Watch With Me: & Six Other Stories of the Yet-Remembered Ptolemy Proudfoot & His Wife, Miss Minnie nee Quinch (NY: Pantheon, 1994).

In the Library: For Young Readers

In the Library: Poetry

Berry, Wendell. The Broken Ground: Poem (NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1964).

__________. November 26, 1963: Poems (NY: Braziller, 1964).

__________. Openings: Poems (NY: Harcourt, Brace & World, 1968).

__________. Findings (Iowa City: Prairie, 1969).

__________. Breaking (?, 1974).

__________. Falling Asleep (Austin TX: Cold Mountain, 1974).

__________. The Kentucky River: Two Poems (Monterey KY: Larkspur, 1976).

__________. There is Singing Around Me (Austin TX: Cold Mountain, 1976).

__________. Clearing (NY: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1977).

__________. From the distance (n.p.: Black Mesa, 1982).

__________. Collected Poems, 1957-1982 (San Francisco: North Point, 1985).

__________. A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems, 1979-1997 (Washington: Counterpoint, 1998).

__________. Entries: Poems (NY: Pantheon, 1994).

__________. The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry (Washington: Counterpoint, 1998).

Scigaj, Leonard M. Sustainable Poetry: Four American Ecopoets (Lexington: U. Kentucky, 1999).

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

"Natural Gifts" [1004], from New Dimensions Foundation (cassette).

"The Poetry of Wendell Berry" NY: Jeffrey Norton, 23241 (cassette).

Film & Video

"Wendell Berry" [1987], by American Poetry Archive & Poetry Center at San Francisco State University, 43m. From American Poetry Archive.

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