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    DescriptionIn 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to the Sierra foothills, where he intended to build a house and settle with his wife and sons. He had just published his first book of essays, Earth House Hold. A few years before, Wendell Berry left New York City for farmland in Port Royal, Kentucky, where he built a small studio and lived with his wife. Berry had just published Long-Legged House. These two founding members of the counterculture had yet to meet, but they knew each other's work and soon began a correspondence. Neither man could have imagined the impact their work would have on American political and literary culture, nor the impact they would have on one another. They exchanged more than 240 letters from 1973 to 2013, bringing out the best in each other as they grappled with faith and reason, discussed home and family, worried over the disintegration of community and commonwealth, and shared the details of the lives they'd chosen with their wives and children. None can be unaffected by the complexity of their relationship, the subtlety of their arguments, and the grace of their friendship. This is a book for the ages.


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    Title
    Distant Neighbors
    Subtitle
    The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry & Gary Snyder
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wendell Berry, By (author) Gary Snyder, Edited by Chad Wriglesworth
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 232 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 580 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781619023055
    ISBN 10: 1619023059
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11600
    BIC subject category V2: BJ
    DC22: 818/.5409
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 11
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC23: 818.5408
    LC classification: PS3552.E75 Z48 2014
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DND
    Publisher
    COUNTERPOINT
    Imprint name
    COUNTERPOINT
    Publication date
    26 June 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Berkeley
    Author Information
    Wendell Berry continues to live and work with his wife, Tanya Berry, on their hillside farm in Kentucky. Gary Snyder still lives on his homestead in the Sierra foothills, and is a neighbor and community activist in the Yuba River Watershed. Chad Wriglesworth is Assistant Professor of English at St. Jerome's University in the University of Waterloo.
    Review quote
    "Candid, introspective and often deeply philosophical, these letters offer intimate glimpses into the lives and minds of two influential contemporary writers." -- Kirkus "[...] distills the decades-long flourishing of a remarkable friendship and documents the careers of two important living American writers, natural philosophers, and conservationists." --Publishers Weekly Starred Review "Both poets and essayists have written extensively on ecology and our relationship with the natural environment. But their correspondence reveals as many points of difference - of opinion, of region, of background - as similarity, and lively and thoughtful dialogue on many topics, along with fellowship and a reverence for art and authenticity, is the result." -NPR