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The Unforeseen Wilderness

The Unforeseen Wilderness

(1971)
An Essay on Kentucky's Red River Gorge
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Only someone who values land enough to farm a hillside for more than thirty years could write about a wild place so lovingly. Wendell Berry just as easily steps into Kentucky's Red River Gorge and makes the observations of a poet as he does step away to view his subject with the keen, unflinching eye of an essayist. The inimitable voice of Wendell Berry-at once frank and lovely-is our guide as we explore this unique wilderness.

Located in eastern Kentucky and home to 26,000 acres of untamed river, rock formations, historical sites, unusual vegetation and wildlife, the Gorge very nearly fell victim to a man-made lake thirty years ago. "No place is to be learned like a textbook," Berry tells us, and so through revealing the Gorge's corners and crevices, its ridges and rapids, his words not only implore us to know more but to venture there ourselves. Infused with his very personal perspective and enhanced by the startling photographs of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, The Unforeseen Wilderness draws the reader in to celebrate an extraordinary natural beauty and to better understand what threatens it.

 
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Hardback Editions

1971 : USA Hardback
Title: The Unforeseen Wilderness : An Essay on Kentucky's Red River Gorge
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-8131-1244-3 / 978-0-8131-1244-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
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Paperback Editions

February 2006 : USA Paperback
Title: The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky's Red River Gorge
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-59376-092-2 / 978-1-59376-092-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
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May 1991 : USA Paperback
Title: The Unforeseen Wilderness: Kentucky's Red River Gorge
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-86547-462-1 / 978-0-86547-462-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: North Point Pr
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