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Corker's Freedom

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From the author of the Booker Prize-winning G. and the extraordinary trilogy Into Their Labours, an early novel, written thirty years ago and published here for the first time. An exhilarating and engrossing novel about the elderly owner of an employment agency whose romantic yearnings and inarticulate dreams propel him into a world of fantasy, Corker's Freedom displays th ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 7th 1995 by Vintage (first published 1964)
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Aug 13, 2015 Clare rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books ever. The story is very simple, but the language Berger uses to tell it is amazing.
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Jun 23, 2014 Rachel Kowal rated it really liked it
Okay, this book is pretty disjointed, and it took me much longer to get through it than it should have. But I'm feeling generous. Berger is doing some interesting things here stylistically, and there is joy in these pages amidst the dark undertones. Read pages 83-133. I'd read him again, though the second half of this book dragged on for far too long.
Aug 08, 2013 Rowena rated it liked it
The writing was great as expected; can't quite remember details of the plot, but this was a good read.
Aug 11, 2008 Marta rated it liked it
I learned that I am glad I do not have to look for a job as a housekeeper in London in the 60s.
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John Peter Berger is an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, is often used as a college text.

Later he was self exiled to continental Europe, living between the french Alps in summer and the suburbs of Paris in winter. Since then, his production has increa
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