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John Berger

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
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1992
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73655-4 (0-679-73655-7)

As a novelist, art critic, and cultural historian, John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle, powerful critique of the canons of our civilization. In About Looking he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we... Read more






And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1992
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73656-1 (0-679-73656-5)

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Another Way of Telling
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1995
$21.00/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73724-7 (0-679-73724-3)

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Art and Revolution
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1998
$15.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73727-8 (0-679-73727-8)

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... Read more






Bento's Sketchbook
Written by John Berger
Pantheon | Hardcover | November 2011
$32.50/38.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-37995-5 (0-307-37995-7)

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.

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Corker's Freedom
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1995
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75513-5 (0-679-75513-6)

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A Fortunate Man
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1997
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73726-1 (0-679-73726-X)

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






G.
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 1992
$17.95/20.50(Canada) | 978-0-679-73654-7 (0-679-73654-9)

In this luminous novel -- winner of Britain's prestigious Booker Prize -- John 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... Read more






Here Is Where We Meet
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 2006
$15.00/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7933-9 (1-4000-7933-0)

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, the narrator finds his long-dead mother seated on... Read more






Hold Everything Dear
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2008
$14.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-38673-1 (0-307-38673-2)

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






Keeping a Rendezvous
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$16.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73714-8 (0-679-73714-6)

When he stands before Giorgione's La Tempesta, John Berger sees not only the painting but our whole notion of time, sweeping us away from a lost Eden. A photograph of a gravely joyful crowd gathered on a Prague street in November 1989 provokes reflection on the meaning of democracy and the... Read more






King
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$14.00/16.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70534-2 (0-375-70534-1)

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






Lilac and Flag
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73719-3 (0-679-73719-7)

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Once in Europa
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$15.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73716-2 (0-679-73716-2)

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A Painter of Our Time
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1996
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73723-0 (0-679-73723-5)

This visionary first novel by the Booker Prize-winning author of To the Wedding and G. is at once a gripping intellectual and moral detective story and a book whose aesthetic insights make it a companion piece to John Berger's great works of art criticism. Read more






Photocopies
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1998
$15.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-75517-3 (0-679-75517-9)

Berger presents a collection of moments, each supremely vivid, that together make up a frieze of human history at the end of the millennium as well as a subtle and affecting self-portrait of their author. Using careful, intensely visual prose snapping frozen vignettes of life, these twenty-nine "photocopies" teach us about... Read more






Pig Earth
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1992
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73715-5 (0-679-73715-4)

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Selected Essays of John Berger
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$21.00/25.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-71318-7 (0-375-71318-2)

The writing career of John Berger–poet, storyteller, playwright, and essayist–has yielded some of the most original and compelling examinations of art and life of the past half century. In this essential volume, Geoff Dyer has brought together a rich selection of many of Berger’s seminal essays.

Berger’s insights make it impossible... Read more






Sense of Sight
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1993
$16.00/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-73722-3 (0-679-73722-7)

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The Shape of a Pocket
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$16.00/(Canada) | 978-0-375-71888-5 (0-375-71888-5)

The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the New World Economic Order. The people coming together are the reader, me, and those the essays are about–Rembrandt, Paleolithic cave... Read more






The Success and Failure of Picasso
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 1993
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73725-4 (0-679-73725-1)

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To the Wedding
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1996
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-76777-0 (0-679-76777-0)

A blind Greek peddler tells the story of the wedding between a fellow peddler and his bride in a remarkable series of vivid and telling vignettes. As the book cinematically moves from one character's perspective to another, events and characters move toward the convergence of the wedding--and a haunting dance of... Read more






The Year Is '42
Written by Nella Bielski, Translated by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2006
$12.95/(Canada) | 978-1-4000-7664-2 (1-4000-7664-1)

Wehrmacht officer Karl Bazinger is living the high life in Occupied Paris. But with his glamorous dinner companions and his open disdain for the Nazis, he begins to attract the attention of the SS. He is drawn into further trouble when he receives a suspicious visit from a friend who may... Read more





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