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The World-Ending Fire

(2017)
A non fiction book by

 
 
'He is unlike anybody else writing today ... After Donald Trump's election, we urgently need to rediscover the best of radical America. An essential part of that story is Wendell Berry. Few of us can live, or even aspire to, his kind of life. But nobody can risk ignoring him' Andrew Marr

'Wendell Berry is the most important writer and thinker that you have (probably) never heard of. He is an American sage' -James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life

Wendell Berry is 'something of an anachronism'. He began his life as the old times and the last of the old-time people were dying out, and continues to this day in the old ways: a team of work horses and a pencil are his preferred working tools. The writings gathered in The World-Ending Fire are the unique product of a life spent farming the fields of rural Kentucky with mules and horses, and of the rich, intimate knowledge of the land cultivated by this work. These are essays written in defiance of the false call to progress, and in defence of the local landscapes that provide our cultural heritage, our history, our home.

In a time when our relationship to the natural world is ruled by the violence and greed of unbridled consumerism, Wendell Berry speaks out to defend the land we live on. With grace and conviction, he shows that we simply cannot afford to succumb to the mass-produced madness that drives our global economy. The natural world will not withstand it.

Yet he also shares with us a vision of consolation and of hope. We may be locked in an uneven struggle, but we can and must begin to treat our land, our neighbours, and ourselves with respect and care. We must, as Berry urges, abandon arrogance and stand in awe.

    

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Used availability for Wendell Berry's The World-Ending Fire

Hardback Editions

May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 1-64009-028-2 / 978-1-64009-028-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-241-27920-8 / 978-0-241-27920-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen Lane
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
Author(s): Wendell Berry
ISBN: 0-14-198413-9 / 978-0-14-198413-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
Author(s): Wendell Berry
Publisher: Counterpoint
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The World-Ending Fire: The Essential Wendell Berry
Author(s): Wendell Berry
Publisher: Allen Lane
Availability: Amazon UK