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John Berger
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John Berger's many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, the Booker Prize–winning novel G., and To the Wedding.

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About Looking

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 1992
Price: $15.95

Berger explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast, all but lost in the 20th century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles... Read more >
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About Looking

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

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And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 1992
Price: $14.00

Berger reveals the ties between love and absence, the ways poetry endows language with the assurance of prayer, and the tensions between the forward movement of sexuality and the steady backward tug of time. He recreates the mysterious forces at work in a Rembrandt painting, transcribes the sensorial experience of viewing... Read more >
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And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 112 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Another Way of Telling

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 7, 1995
Price: $21.00

As constructed by John Berger and Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual, offer a singular meditation on the ambiguities of what is seemingly our most straightforward art form. This theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and... Read more >
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Another Way of Telling

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $17.99

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Art and Revolution
Ernst Neizvestny, Endurance, and the Role of the Artist
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 17, 1998
Price: $15.00

In this prescient and beautifully written book, John Berger examines the life and work of Ernst Neizvestny, a Russian sculptor whose exclusion from the ranks of officially approved Soviet artists left him laboring in enforced obscurity to realize his monumental and very public vision of art.  But Berger's impassioned account goes well... Read more >
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Art and Revolution
Ernst Neizvestny, Endurance, and the Role of the Artist
Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

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Bento's Sketchbook

Written by John Berger


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $32.50

Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.

“With his clear, sinuous prose, he gives an account of how the contours of reality ‘harass’ the act of drawing. ... Read more >
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Bento's Sketchbook

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $18.99

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Corker's Freedom

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 7, 1995
Price: $16.00

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Corker's Freedom

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

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A Fortunate Man
The Story of a Country Doctor
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 25, 1997
Price: $15.00

In this quietly revolutionary work of social observation and medical philosophy, Booker Prize-winning writer John Berger and the photographer Jean Mohr train their gaze on an English country doctor and find a universal man--one who has taken it upon himself to recognize his patient's humanity when illness and the fear of... Read more >
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A Fortunate Man
The Story of a Country Doctor
Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $11.99

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G.
A Novel
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 1992
Price: $17.95

Winner of the Booker Prize

In this luminous novel--winner of Britain's prestigious Book Prize--Berger relates the story of "G.," a young man forging an energetic sexual career in Europe during the early years of this century. With profound compassion, Berger explores the hearts and minds of both men and women, and what... Read more >
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G.
A Novel
Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Here Is Where We Meet
A Story of Crossing Paths
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2006
Price: $15.00

One of the most widely admired writers of our time returns us to the captivating play and narrative allure of his previous novels—G. and To the Wedding among them—with a shimmering fiction drawn from chapters of his own life.

One hot afternoon in Lisbon, our narrator, John, finds his mother, who had... Read more >
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Here Is Where We Meet
A Story of Crossing Paths
Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Hold Everything Dear
Dispatches on Survival and Resistance
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $14.00

From one of the most impassioned of writers of our time, this powerful collection of essays offers a stark portrait of post-9/11 realities. John Berger occupies a unique position in the international cultural landscape: artist, filmmaker, poet, philosopher, novelist, and essayist, he is also a deeply thoughtful political activist. In Hold... Read more >
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Hold Everything Dear
Dispatches on Survival and Resistance
Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $9.99

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Keeping a Rendezvous

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $16.95

When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. With the luminous essays in Keeping a Rendezvous we are given to see the world as Berger sees it--to explore themes suggested by the work... Read more >
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Keeping a Rendezvous

Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $14.99

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King
A Street Story
Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 14, 2000
Price: $14.00

With the poetic acuity that renders his work timeless, Booker Prize-winning author John Berger brings us a 24-hour chronicle of homelessness. Beside a highway, in a wasteland furnished with smashed trucks and broken washing machines, lives a vagrant community of once-hopeful individuals, now abandoned by the twentieth century.

King, our narrator, is... Read more >
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King
A Street Story
Written by John Berger


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Lilac and Flag

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 188 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $15.00

Berger renders the movement of a people and the passing of a way of life in his masterwork, the Into Their Labours trilogy. With Lilac and Flag, the Alpine village of the two earlier volumes has been forsaken for the mythic city of Troy. Here, amidst the shantytowns, factories, and opulent... Read more >
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