Wendell Berry Long Fiction Analysis - Essay

Wendell Berry Long Fiction Analysis

(Survey of Novels and Novellas)

Wendell Berry is perhaps the most prominent farming and agrarian writer in the United States in the period beginning in the late twentieth century. Throughout his long and prolific career, virtually everything Berry has written has in some way either celebrated or advocated the values of traditional farming and rural life. As novelist Wallace Stegner noted, it is hard to decide in which genre Berry writes best. As one of Stegner’s creative-writing students at Stanford, Berry shares affinities with other West Coast writers, such as Gary Snyder, Ken Kesey, and Ernest J. Gaines, but his vision is primarily that of a Kentucky regional writer and a southern agrarian.

Berry’s novels and short stories recount the saga of...

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