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 illuminatingâand required reading for those seriously interested in the interplay between literature, ethics, and morality." âKirkus Reviews
About: In print again after twenty-one years, this collection of six essays by the celebtrated environmentalist explores the attacks on language occuring within American culture, covering conversation, advertising, and poetry, among other topics.
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