Distant Neighbors


Wendell Berry Published by Counterpoint Press ISBN 9781619025462 EAN 9781619025462 Paperback

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In 1969 Gary Snyder returned from a long residence in Japan to Northern California, to a homestead in the Sierra foothills where he intended to build a house and settle on the land with his wife and young sons. A few years before, after a long absence, Wendell Berry left New York City to return to land near his grandfather’s farm in Port Royal, Kentucky, where he built a small studio and lived there with his wife as they restored an old house on their newly acquired homestead. These two founding members of the counterculture and of the new environmental movement had yet to meet, but they knew each other’s work, and soon they began a correspondence.