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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, Booker Prize-winning author 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... 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)

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






Another Way of Telling
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1995
$23.00/30.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73724-7 (0-679-73724-3)

“There are no photographs which can be denied. All photographs have the status of fact. What is to be examined is in what way photography can and cannot give meaning to facts.” With these words, two of our most thoughtful and eloquent interrogators of the visual offer a singular meditation on... Read more






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, Booker Prize-winning author 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... 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)

Booker Prize-winning author John Berger brings us this tender and bittersweet novel is a book of dreams: dreams of freedom and romance, dreams that intoxicate and redeem, dreams that have the power to exalt their dreamers or dash them against hard truth.
 
It is the unforgettable, often comical portrait of... Read more






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
$15.00/0.00(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)

From Booker Prize-winning author John Berger, Lilac and Flag, wherein the Alpine village of the two earlier volumes of the Into Their Labours trilogy has been forsaken for the mythic city of Troy. Here, amidst the shantytowns, factories, and opulent hotels, fading heritages and steadfast dreams, the children and grandchildren of rural... Read more






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)

From Booker Prize-winning author John Berger, a luminous collection of interwoven stories, Once in Europa is a portrait of two worlds—a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will invade it—at their moment of collision. The instrument of entrapment is love: the... Read more






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)

From John Berger, the Booker Prize-winning author of G., A Painter of Our Time is at once a gripping intellectual and moral detective story and a book whose aesthetic insights make it a companion piece to Berger's great works of art criticism. The year is 1956. Soviet tanks are rolling into Budapest... 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)

With this haunting first volume in his Into Their Labours trilogy, John Berger begins his chronicle of the eclipse of peasant cultures in the twentieth century. Set in a small village in the French Alps, Pig Earth relates the stories of skeptical, hard-working men and fiercely independent women; of calves born... Read more






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
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-73722-3 (0-679-73722-7)

With this provocative and infinitely moving collection of essays, a preeminent critic of our time responds to the profound questions posed by the visual world. For when John Berger writes about Cubism, he writes not only of Braque, Léger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century... Read more






The Shape of a Pocket
Written by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2003
$16.00/0.00(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)

Booker Prize-winning author John Berger gives us a stunning critical assessment of Pablo Picasso: At the height of his powers, Picasso was the artist as revolutionary: breaking through the niceties of form in order to mount a direct challenge to the values of his time. At the height of his fame... Read more






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






Ways of Seeing
Written by John Berger
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 1990
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-013515-2 (0-14-013515-4)

John Berger’s seminal text on how to look at art

John Berger's Ways of Seeing is one of the most stimulating and the most influential books on art in any language. First published in 1972, it was based on the BBC television series about which the Sunday Times critic commented: "This is an... Read more






The Year Is '42
Written by Nella Bielski, Translated by John Berger
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2006
$12.95/0.00(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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