Coverart for item
The Resource The place of imagination : Wendell Berry and the poetics of community, affection, and identity, Joseph R. Wiebe

The place of imagination : Wendell Berry and the poetics of community, affection, and identity, Joseph R. Wiebe

Label
The place of imagination : Wendell Berry and the poetics of community, affection, and identity
Title
The place of imagination
Title remainder
Wendell Berry and the poetics of community, affection, and identity
Statement of responsibility
Joseph R. Wiebe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wendell Berry teaches us to love our places{u2014}to pay careful attention to where we are, to look beyond and within, and to live in ways that are not captive to the mastery of cultural, social, or economic assumptions about our life in these places. Creation has its own integrity and demands that we confront it. In The Place of Imagination, Joseph R. Wiebe argues that this confrontation is precisely what shapes our moral capacity to respond to people and to places. Wiebe contends that Berry manifests this moral imagination most acutely in his fiction. Berry's fiction, however, does not portray an average community or even an ideal one. Instead, he depicts broken communities in broken places{u2014}sites and relations scarred by the routines of racial wounds and ecological harm. Yet, in the tracing of Berry's characters with place-based identities, Wiebe demonstrates the way in which Berry's fiction comes to embody Berry's own moral imagination. By joining these ambassadors of Berry's moral imagination in their fictive journeys, readers, too, can allow imagination to transform their affection, thereby restoring place as a facilitator of identity as well as hope for healed and whole communities. Loving place translates into loving people, which in turn transforms broken human narratives into restored lives rooted and ordered by their places. - From publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiebe, Joseph R
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.E75
LC item number
Z97 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berry, Wendell
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
  • Imagination in literature
  • Communities in literature
  • American fiction
  • Berry, Wendell
  • American fiction
  • Communities in literature
  • Imagination in literature
  • Place (Philosophy) in literature
Label
The place of imagination : Wendell Berry and the poetics of community, affection, and identity, Joseph R. Wiebe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--McMaster University, 2013, entitled: Wendell Berry's imagination in place
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Moral imagination and community. Imagination: the poetics of local adaptation -- Affection: community, race, and place -- Style: Berry's fictional technique -- Part II. Biographies of belonging. Jack's mind: regret and the virtue of knowing -- Jayber's soul: the psychology of magnanimous despair -- Hannah's body: grief and the space of hopeless patience
Control code
955541227
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781481303866
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)955541227
Label
The place of imagination : Wendell Berry and the poetics of community, affection, and identity, Joseph R. Wiebe
Publication
Copyright
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--McMaster University, 2013, entitled: Wendell Berry's imagination in place
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-253) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Moral imagination and community. Imagination: the poetics of local adaptation -- Affection: community, race, and place -- Style: Berry's fictional technique -- Part II. Biographies of belonging. Jack's mind: regret and the virtue of knowing -- Jayber's soul: the psychology of magnanimous despair -- Hannah's body: grief and the space of hopeless patience
Control code
955541227
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 262 pages
Isbn
9781481303866
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)955541227

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...