There are two parts to this review, the content of the book and the physical quality of book I received:
Content- I'm fairly new to reading Wendell Berry, and this book has served as a good introduction to his thoughts on community life through the years. There are recent essays, and those from several decades ago. Berry is a brilliant critic of modern economic and community life. He holds a mirror up to American society and demands that we look at ourselves more critically, with a hope that we might be renewed.
Physical quality of the book I received - I'm not sure what happened with this printer, but the book I received was actually cut wrong. Pages were not fully cut apart, requiring me to actually read with a knife in hand to separate pages. The book itself was not even cut in the shape of a rectangle with right-angle corners, but a slight parallelogram. The text is printed at a slight angle on the page. It's not unreadable, but I wonder what happened to quality control at this printer...or if they even cared.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Counterpoint Press (18 May 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1582436061
- ISBN-13: 978-1582436067
- Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.9 x 22.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 249 g
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