Search Results: "John Berger"


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BENTO'S SKETCHBOOK by John Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"Berger's readers will see with fresh eyes."
A deceptively brief volume offers profound meditations on art, the creative process and so much more. Read full book review >

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JOHN by Niall Williams
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"Irish novelist Williams (Four Letters of Love, 1999, etc.) takes spiritual issues seriously—and continues to write compellingly about them."
John the Apostle, now a revered Master in exile with a small band of Christian brothers on the island of Patmos, confronts heresy, schism and doubt. Read full book review >

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ONCE IN EUROPE by John Berger
Released: Feb. 15, 1987

"His trilogy moves serenely forward."
This second volume in Berger's projected trilogy on French peasant life (the first, Pig Earth, was published in 1980) comprises four short stories dealing with love, loss, solitude and survival. Read full book review >

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G. by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 8, 1972

"Ultimately (and ignoring the common reader whom it will defeat) it is an arresting, inordinately vital, impersonal, and remarkable work."
G. as anonymously archetypal as the use of the initial suggests, is the novel or rather anti-novel of the prominent British art critic and Marxist humanist. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2007

"Why is the publication date timed for the sixth anniversary of 9/11? For the maximization of profits, of course."
Slender, slight collection of aphoristic essays by British art critic, novelist and political activist Berger (Here is Where We Meet, 2006, etc.). Read full book review >

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KEEPING A RENDEZVOUS by John Berger
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 1991

"A too-mixed bag, unbalanced mostly by political deadweight."
Berger (The Sense of Sight, 1985, etc.) as art critic is a maddening case. Read full book review >

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PIG EARTH by John Berger
Released: Sept. 1, 1980

"Peas and porridge, but no pie."
In the darkness, which precedes sight or place or name, man and calf waited." Read full book review >

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TOWARD REALITY by John Berger
Released: Jan. 1, 1962

"To anyone else, a rather genteel and gullible propagandist."
Londoner John Berger is the art critic of the New Statemans and The Observer; he's also a Marxist, as anyone reading "Toward Reality" will not fail to notice. Read full book review >

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FROM A TO X by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 25, 2008

"Berger's writing comes off as equal parts somber and exalted."
A novel comprised of a series of letters allegedly "recuperated" by Berger (Hold Everything Dear, 2007, etc.). Read full book review >

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HERE IS WHERE WE MEET by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 9, 2005

"Berger also treats us to reflections on Borges (buried in Geneva), Rembrandt's Polish Rider, the Cro-Magnon and nights of innocent, unconsummated passion with a fellow art student as the bombs fell over wartime London. His endless curiosity restores the spirits."
Discrete scenes from a mellow, largely autobiographical journey through time and space. Read full book review >

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THE SHAPE OF A POCKET by John Berger
Released: Dec. 28, 2001

"Both insightful and obscure."
One-time Booker Prize-winner Berger (King, 1999, etc.) here pursues his other love: art and art criticism. Read full book review >

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PHOTOCOPIES by John Berger
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1996

"With so clear a focus on death and detachment, it's hard not to see this collection as a sort of letting go—though not, one hopes, a cap on the career of so keen an observer and grandly gifted a writer."
Featherlight touches and resonant phrasing have been Berger's stock in trade through his extensive career as novelist and critic (To the Wedding, 1995, etc.). Read full book review >