John Berger

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John Berger


Born
in Highams Park, London, England, The United Kingdom
November 05, 1926

Died
January 02, 2017

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John Peter Berger was 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 increased considerably, including a variety of genres, from novel to social essay, or poetry. One of the most common themes that appears on his books is the dialectics established between modernity and memory and loss,

Another of his most remarkable works has been the trilogy titled Into Their Labours, that includes the books Pig Earth (1979), Once In E
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Ways of Seeing

3.75 avg rating — 157,141 ratings — published 1972 — 35 editions
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About Looking

4.01 avg rating — 4,795 ratings — published 1980 — 21 editions
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G.

3.51 avg rating — 1,873 ratings — published 1972 — 31 editions
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To the Wedding

3.91 avg rating — 1,536 ratings — published 1995 — 20 editions
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And Our Faces, My Heart, Br...

4.12 avg rating — 1,064 ratings — published 1982 — 18 editions
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Pig Earth

3.98 avg rating — 710 ratings — published 1979 — 25 editions
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From A to X: A Story in Let...

3.81 avg rating — 752 ratings — published 2008 — 14 editions
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The Shape of a Pocket

4.08 avg rating — 596 ratings — published 2001 — 17 editions
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Here Is Where We Meet: A St...

3.93 avg rating — 649 ratings — published 2005 — 20 editions
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Hold Everything Dear: Dispa...

3.99 avg rating — 537 ratings — published 2007 — 17 editions
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“When we read a story, we inhabit it. The covers of the book are like a roof and four walls. What is to happen next will take place within the four walls of the story. And this is possible because the story's voice makes everything its own.”
John Berger, Keeping a Rendezvous

“You painted a naked woman because you enjoyed looking at her, put a mirror in her hand and you called the painting “Vanity,” thus morally condemning the woman whose nakedness you had depicted for you own pleasure.”
John Berger, Ways of Seeing

“Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.”
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