We Recommend: It All Turns on Affection

It All Turns on Affection: The Jefferson Lecture and Other Essays – Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry is the prolific author of short stories, novels, and essays, many of which concern his love for the agrarian way of life. In his 2012 Jeffersonian Lecture, Berry discusses the importance of affection to living a good life. For Berry, affection is a return to the simple, sensory way of life from the high-minded thinking of academia. Berry’s essay is a great read for anyone who is disillusioned by the complications of academic thinking and longs for a partner in a simple way of viewing and relating to the world.
-Andrew Naquin, Student Library Assistant

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