Happy Birthday to Wendell Berry

One of my favorite writers is Wendell Berry. I say that with a bit of caution because the word favorite implies that everything I’ve read that he’s written has been enjoyable to read. It hasn’t. Wendell Berry is a prophet. I have not read much of his poetry, but I’ve read almost as many individual fiction and non-fiction books written by Wendell Berry as by Charles Dickens.

Even his novels have a prophetic tone, using the failed practices and lives of his characters to condemn poor land use practices and other sins that surface in much of his writing.

Anyway, Happy Birthday, Mr. Berry!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s