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Standing By Words: Essays
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Shoemaker & Hoard
Publication date January 13, 2005
Pages 213
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781593760557
ISBN-10 1593760558
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
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Original list price $15.95
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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. Reprint.
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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



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from Counterpoint (July 12, 2011)
9781582437453 | details & prices | 213 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.95
About: “If we fail to do what is required and if we do what is forbidden, we exclude ourselves from the mercy of Nature; we destroy our place, or we are exiled from it.
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Reprint edition from Shoemaker & Hoard (January 13, 2005)
9781593760557 | details & prices | 213 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $15.95
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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