More Scenes from the Rural Life

More Scenes from the Rural Life

by Verlyn Klinkenborg


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Verlyn Klinkenborg's regular column, The Rural Life, is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times. Since 1997, he has written eloquently on every aspect, large and small, of life on his upstate New York farm, including his animals, the weather and landscape, and the trials and rewards of physical labor, as well as broader issues about agriculture and land use behind farming today. Klinkenborg's pieces are admired as much for their poetic writing as for their insight: peonies are "the sheepdog of flowers," dry snow "tumbles off the angled end of the plow-blade as if each crystal were completely independent, almost charged with static electricity," and land is most valuable "for its silence, its freedom from language." Klinkenborg writes with a grace and understanding that makes us more aware of the world around us, whether we live on a farm or in the middle of a city. More Scenes from the Rural Life gathers together 150 of his best pieces since his last collection, The Rural Life, was published a decade ago. For anybody with an appreciation of nature, language, or both, this book is certain to delight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616891565
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date: 05/14/2013
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 833,419
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Klinkenborg is the author of The Rural Life, Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and Timothy: Or Notes of an Abject Reptile

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