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And our faces, my heart, brief as photos

By: Berger, John

0747576912 / 9780747576914
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Writers and Readers, 1984.
John Berger is the Booker Prize-winning author of G and To the Wedding and this classic work is his best known, translated into 9 languages Published in April to coincide with Collaborations, a month-long John Berger celebration that is being organised by a team of film-makers, journalists, writers and friends. The season of events will include a film and TV retrospective at the NFT; readings at the South Bank Centre with the participation of Michael Ondaatje, Arundhati Roy and many other writers; a 'performance' at King's Cross orchestrated by Simon McDunny of Complicite; readings from Here i

'Those who read or listen to our stories see everything as though through a lens.

This lens is the secret of narration, and it is ground anew in every story, ground between the temporal and the timeless In our brief mortal lives, we are grinders of these lenses'.

When John Berger wrote this apparently unclassifiable book, it was to become a sensation, translated into nine languages and indelible from the minds of those who read it.

This stunning work is a shoebox filled with delicate love letters containing poetry and thoughts on mortality, art, love and absence, capturing moments in time that hover above Berger's surprising landscapes.

From his lyrical description of the works of Caravaggio and profound explorations of death and immigration to the sight of some lilac at dusk in the mountains, this is a beautiful and most intimate response to the world around us.


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