Restorative vision

Rosenthal, Peggy
June 2002
Christian Century;6/5/2002, Vol. 119 Issue 12, p12
Poetry Review
The article presents a critique of the poem "The Slip," by farmer and writer Wendell Berry. The author explores how Berry is able to write a contradictory poem that expresses a feeling of calm while describing a disaster, analyzes how he hints at religion and God within the poem, and discusses how Berry portrays the imperfect human condition.


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