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It Turns on Affection: Wendell Berry at the NEH

Wendell E. Berry, noted poet, essayist, novelist, farmer, and conservationist, delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities on Monday, April 23, 2012 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.

In the hour-long presentation, Berry moves from the monopolistic actions of James B. Duke to Forster’s novel Howard’s End but begins and ends with the simple yet rich life enjoyed by his grandparents. Although the writer’s words proceed a bit slowly in this video, his lecture is worth the investment.

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