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Wendell Berry Books In Order

Publication Order of Port William Books

Nathan Coulter (1960) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Birds (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Remembering (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A World Lost (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two More Stories of the Port William Membership (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jayber Crow (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Distant Land (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hannah Coulter (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Andy Catlett (2006) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place in Time (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Port William Membership Books

A Place on Earth (1967) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Memory of Old Jack (1974) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

To Know the Dark (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sonata At Payne Hollow (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Collections

November Twenty Six Nineteen Hundred Sixty Three, A Poem (poems) (1963) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Broken Ground (poems) (1964) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Openings (poems) (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rise (poems) (1968) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Findings (poems) (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Farming : A Handbook (poems) (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Country of Marriage (poems) (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Horses (poems) (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kentucky River (poems) (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sayings and Doings; And, an Eastward Look (poems) (1975) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
There Is Singing Around Me (poems) (1976) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three Memorial Poems (poems) (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Clearing (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift of Gravity (poems) (1979) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Salad (poems) (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wheel (poems) (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Part (poems) (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Selected Poems (poems) (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wild Rose (poems) (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
I Go from the Woods Into the Cleared Field (poems) (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Landscape of Harmony (poems) (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sabbaths (poems) (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Traveling At Home (poems) (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fidelity (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Storm (poems) (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Entries (poems) (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Watch With Me (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Farm (poems) (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Three On Community (poems) (with Carole Koda and Gary Snyder) (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
January, Nineteen Seventy-five (poems) (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Timbered Choir (poems) (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pattern of a Man (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Given (poems) (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Window Poems (poems) (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mad Farmer (poems) (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leavings (poems) (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford (poems) (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
New Collected Poems (poems) (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
This Day (poems) (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrapin (poems) (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Small Porch (poems) (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Whitefoot (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Discovery of Kentucky (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
How Ptolemy Proudfoot Lost a Bet (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non Fiction Books

The Long-legged House (1969) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hidden Wound (1970) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unforeseen Wilderness (1971) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Continuous Harmony (1973) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Agricultural Crisis (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Unsettling of America (1977) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing By Words (1980) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Recollected Essays 1965 1980 (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gift of Good Land (1981) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meeting the Expectations of the Land (with Wes Jackson) (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Preserving Wildness (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Home Economics (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Another Turn of the Crank (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Are People For (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harlan Hubbard (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Standing On Earth (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Late Harvest (with Edward Abbey, Carolyn Chute, Annie Dillard, William Gass, Garrison Keillor, Bobbie Ann Mason and Wallace Stegner) (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sex, Economy, Freedom & Community (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Place Not Forgotten (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Life Is a Miracle (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In the Presence of Fear: Three Essays for a Changed World (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Art of the Commonplace (2002) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citizens Dissent: Security, Morality, and Leadership in an Age of Terror (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Citizenship Papers (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tobacco Harvest (2004) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blessed Are the Peacemakers (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Way of Ignorance (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Conversations with Wendell Berry (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bringing It to the Table (2009) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Imagination in Place (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Matters? (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
It All Turns on Affection (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Distant Neighbors (2014) (with Gary Snyder) (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Only World (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The World-Ending Fire (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle


Born on August 5, 1934, Wendell Berry is a well known and highly respected 82-year old novelist, environmental activist and poet. He also has made his impression in the field of farming and also as a cultural critic. He is certainly a prolific writer and has written a number of short stories, poems, novels and also essays on a variety of subjects. He has over the last few decades been able to leave behind a rich treasure of writings which according to critics will continue to inspire and interest generations of readers for many decades to come. It would also be pertinent to mention here that Berry has rightly and deservingly become a member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He also is the recipient of the famous National Humanities Medal. Additionally he also was the Jefferson Lecturer in the year 2012. Additionally he also was the 2013 Fellow of The American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hence it would not be out of place to mention here that his talent has been recognized far and wide. He is the first writer who was inducted in to the famous Kentucky Writers Hall Of Fame and this award was presented to him in the year 2015. The Richard C Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award was also presented to him in the year 2013.

His Early Life

Berry was the eldest of four children of J. M. Berry who was a tobacco farmer and lawyer in Henry County, Kentucky. His mother’s name was Virginia Erdman Berry. After his primary and high schooling, Wendell Berry got his B.A and M.A degrees in English from the University Of Kentucky. In 1956 he met Gurney Norman who also would become a writer over a period of time. He got married to Tanya Amyx in the year 1958. His first novel was published in the year 1960 and it was named Nathan Couiter. This was the starting of the journey of Berry, as a writer. Help came from many quarters for this budding writer and author. With the help John Simon Guggenhelm Memorial Foundation Fellowship Berry was able to move to Italy and France along with his family.

In these two countries he was referred by his pen name Wallace Fowlie. He took an active part as a translator and critic of French literature. He spent the year 1962 to 1964 as an English professor in New York University at their University College in Bronx. During these years started honing his writing skills apart from developing their faming skills in a farm which he purchased. He has had a very wide and highly successful writing career and during the 1970s and early 1980s. He wrote for the Rodale Press which included writings and editing for its publications named Organic Gardening And Farming and also The New Form. This was because of his attachment and liking for farming in general and preservation of the environment in particular.

Books Written By Berry

Berry has written more than forty books covering fiction, poetry and essays. The list is quite big and it certainly would not be possible to list down the name of each and every book. However, he had a distinct and unique style of writing and touch based on subject matters which are of concern to us as far as our day to day existence and survival is concerned. Many of his books espouse a strong cause for environmental protection and preserving the diversity of flora and fauna across the globe. It also would be pertinent to mention that he has taken part in many movements against activities which perhaps are detrimental to the cause of preserving of our environment. These thoughts find strong reference in his fictions, poems and essays. We will have a look at two such books from the big list of books which he has written.

Andy Catlett: Early Travels

This book is a part of his Port William Series and is centered round a character called Any Catlett. He is seen visiting a place where he has been many times before. Andy is a nine year old lad and therefore the trip for him is an adventure and he is very serious about it. He strongly believes that this trip will be a learning experience and perhaps will take him to the first stage of transformation from childhood to adulthood. The entire book is written against the backdrop of the Christmas season of 1943, and his experiences and learning during this trip have been well brought out in this book. The book wonderfully brings out the way in which the old is giving way to the new. The books moves on and Andy become an adult and looks back poignantly over the years which he spent visiting this new place. Superbly written, there is hardly any doubt that this is one of the best books of Wendell Berry.

Whitefoot

This is another wonderful book of Berry and it revolves around a mouse which is famous for its elegant whiskers and the reddish tan skin. She is happy living in the edge of a wood and for her this is well and truly the center of the world round which she survives and moves from one day to another. However, she is unaware of the fact that not very far from her house is a big river. It is so big that she as a rat is not able to fathom its size and magnitude. A flash of flood one day uproots her from her house and she is thrust into a world of adventure. She has to use all her skills at her disposal to survive and stay alive. It is a superb depiction of survival against all odds and the fact that it comes with original drawings by famous artist Davis Te Selle makes it even more interesting and unputdownable to say the least.

The above are just two of the many books of Berry. Each of his books is unique and different from the others and deals at different aspects of life. His poetries and essays are also amazingly well written and make very interesting reading to say the least.

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