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Hold Everything Dear

Hold Everything Dear

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  • Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: November 11, 2008
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-307-38673-1 (0-307-38673-2)
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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 Everything Dear, his artistry and activism meld in an attempt to make sense of the current state of our world.

Berger analyzes the nature of terrorism and the profound despair that gives rise to it. He writes about the homelessness of millions who have been forced by poverty and war to live as refugees. He discusses Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Serbia, Bosnia, China, Indonesia-anyplace where people are deprived of the most basic of freedoms. Berger powerfully acknowledges the depth of suffering around the world and suggests actions that might finally help bring it to an end.

“Illuminating. . . . A thoughtful meditation on the divisive ethos of power.”
Los Angeles Times

“Profound reflections on a world that has lost its values.”
Shepard Express

“Boldly stated . . . Classic. . . . [Berger speaks] to what we owe the dead and the yet-to-be-born.”
Santa Cruz Sentinel

"John Berger writes about what is important, not just interesting. In contemporary English letters he seems to me peerless; not since D. H. Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."
—Susan Sontag