published in 1969 and out of print for more than twenty-five years, The Long-Legged House
was Wendell Berry's first collection of essays, the inaugural work
introducing many of the central issues that have occupied him over the
course of his career.
|As he later
wrote, “What I stand for is what I stand on,” and here we
see him beginning the acts of rediscovery and resettling..
Three essays at the heart of this volume -- “The Rise,”
“The Long-Legged House,” and “A Native Hill” --
are essays of homecoming and memoir, as the writer finds his home
place, his native ground, his place on earth.
The Long-Legged House
by Wendell Berry