Standing by Words: Essays

By: Berry, Wendell

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In six elegant, linked literary essays, Berry considers the degeneration of language that is manifest throughout our culture, from poetry to politics, from conversation to advertising, and he shows how the ever-widening cleft between the words and their referents mirrors the increasing isolation of individuals and their communities from the land.

"This skillfully conceived book is one of the strongest contemporary arguments for literary tradition: a challenging credo, un-glib, calmly assured, clearly illuminating--and required reading for those seriously interested in the interplay between literature, ethics, and morality." --Kirkus Reviews

Title:: Standing by Words: Essays

Author:: Berry, Wendell

Categories: Essays, Criticism & Memoir,

Publisher: Counterpoint: July 2011

ISBN Number:: 1582437459

ISBN Number: 13: 9781582437453

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 175700