A Country of Marriage: Poems

Title

A Country of Marriage: Poems

Authors

Wendell Berry

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Document Type

Book

Description

First published in 1971, The Country of Marriage is Wendell Berry's fifth volume of poetry. What he calls "an expansive metaphor" is "a farmer's relationship to his land as the basic and central relation of humanity to creation." "Similarly, marriage is the basic and central community tie; it begins and stands for the relation we have to family and to the larger circles of human association. And these relationships are in turn basic to, and may stand for, our relationship to God and to the sustaining mysteries and powers of creation."

Publication Date

1973

Publisher

Harcourt

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2013 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History

A Country of Marriage: Poems

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