More Scenes from the Rural Life

More Scenes from the Rural Life Verlyn Klinkenborg s regular column The Rural Life is one of the most read and beloved in the New York Times Since he has written eloquently on every aspect large and small of life on his up

  • Title: More Scenes from the Rural Life
  • Author: Verlyn Klinkenborg
  • ISBN: 9781616891565
  • Page: 197
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 useVerlyn 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 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.

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    About “Verlyn Klinkenborg

    • Verlyn Klinkenborg

      Verlyn Klinkenborg is a member of the editorial board of The New York Times His previous books include Making Hay, The Last Fine Time, and The Rural Life He lives in upstate New York.



    783 thoughts on “More Scenes from the Rural Life

    • This is a review book from Vine.I hadn't heard of this author but was casting around for something different to read. The idea of reading someone's collected essays about life on a farm in upstate New York sounded just the thing, almost like an adult version of the Laura Ingalls Wilder tales I always loved as a child.It was definitely the right choice as I have been enchanted by the beauty of Verlyn Klinkenborg's prose, the strength of his understanding of nature and animals, and in the vivid i [...]


    • I read this book slowly, despite my desire to devour it in one sitting, for a few reasons. One, I needed time between essays and chapters to digest the author's language, the lessons in each entry, and I wanted to savor the feeling it pulled from my primitive self. I could actually feel the seasons- the chill of winter, smell of autumn, sounds of spring, and warmth of a buggy summer evening. I could feel the hay slip through my fingers, as the horses were fed and hear the sounds of the pigs. I a [...]


    • I absolutely loved this book! I loved his NYT column, loved his first book a decade ago, and loved this. It's a book that must be savored and slowly digested. It's delicious.



    • This book, a collection of editorial essays about life on a small farm, has so many beautiful moments that even if each essay isn't fascinating, the sum of those moments makes for a rich, thoughtful read. Klinkenborg brings his farm to life in such intimate detail, with such care, respect, and obvious liking, that you close the book feeling the same way about a place you've never even seen. His ruminations on pasture, fencing, wood stoves, pigs, tomatoes, and, of course, life and death, are all [...]


    • Klinkenborg is one of the best living writers, in my view, and there are many sentences in this book that dazzle. But it is what it is a compendium of New York Time columns over a period of 11 years with an "interlude" of agricultural essays. I'm not sure if it is possible for a book of this nature to feel perfect - to be a five-star book - but this comes as close as I imagine possible. The drawings by Nigel Peake are a delight.


    • As a fellow resident of "Upstate New York," I found this to be a pleasant read. We live in an agricultural community, and I can relate personally to many of Verlyn's observations. However, the book is little disjointed. They observations are, in the end, separate and unrelated. But the writing reaches a level of poetry on many occasions.


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