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Berger, John

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Most widely held works by John Berger
The success and failure of Picasso by John Berger ( Book )
48 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and held by 1,542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A critical re-assessment of the artist covering every period of his life and work
About looking by John Berger ( Book )
29 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 see. How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century? What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence? How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh? And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti? In asking these and other questions, Berger quietly - but fundamentally - alters the vision of anyone who reads his work."--Pub. desc
G by John Berger ( Book )
86 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in 15 languages and held by 1,219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Born to an Italian father and his American mistress, G. becomes, in the years before the First World War, a modern Don Juan
Another way of telling by John Berger ( Book )
28 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"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 the ambiguities of what is seemingly our straightforward art form. As constructed by John Berger and the renowned Swiss photographer Jean Mohr, that theory includes images as well as words; not only analysis, but anecdote and memoir. Another Way of Telling explores the tension between the photographer and the photographed, between the picture and its viewers, between the filmed moment and the memories that it so resembles. Combining the moral vision of the critic and the pratical engagement of the photgrapher, Berger and Mohr have produced a work that expands the frontiers of criticism first charged by Walter Benjamin, Roland Barthes, and Susan Sontag
Art and revolution; Ernst Neizvestny and the role of the artist in the U.S.S.R by John Berger ( Book )
40 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En analyse af kunsten i Sovjetunionen med udgangspunkt i billedhuggeren Ernst Neizvestnyj (f. 1926)
Pig earth by John Berger ( Book )
38 editions published between 1979 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With this haunting first volume of 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 and pigs slaughtered; of summer haymaking and long dark winters f rest; of a message of forgiveness from a dead father to his prodigal son; and of the marvelous Lucie Cabrol, exiled to a hut high in the mountains, but an inexorable part of the lives of men who have known her. Above all, this masterpiece of sensuous description and profound moral resonance is an act of reckoning that conveys the precise wealth and weight of a world we are losing
To the wedding : a novel by John Berger ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The love story of Gino and Ninon, he an Italian salesman, she a Czech engineer's daughter. They meet in Verona, start dating. When Ninon learns she has the aids virus by a man she knew earlier, she breaks off the relationship. But such is Gino's love that he proposes anyway and they marry, fully aware of what is in store for them. By the author of Corker's Freedom
The moment of cubism, and other essays by John Berger ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Once in Europa by John Berger ( Book )
28 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of interwoven stories, this 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. Lives are lost and hearts broken
From A to X ; a story in letters by John Berger ( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the dusty, ramshackle town of Suse lives A'ida. Her insurgent husband Xavier has been imprisoned. Resolute, sensuous and tender, A'ida's letters to the man she loves tell of daily events in the town, and of its motley collection of inhabitants whose lives flow through hers. But Suse is under threat, and as a faceless power inexorably encroaches from outside, so the smallest details and acts of humanity - an intimate dance, a shared meal - assume for A'ida a life-affirming significance, acts of resistance against the forces that might otherwise extinguish them." "From A to X is a powerful exploration of how humanity affirms itself in struggle: imagining a community which, besieged by economic and military imperialism, finds transcendent hope in the pain and fragility, vulnerability and sorrow of daily existence."--BOOK JACKET
Here is where we meet by John Berger ( Book )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An encounter with the ghost of his late mother, dead for fifteen years, draws the narrator into a remarkable odyssey during which he explores the lives of the dead, from a woman at the time of the London blitz to a Paleolithic cave
The sense of sight : writings by John Berger ( Book )
16 editions published between 1985 and 2013 in English and held by 726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, Leger, Picasso, and Gris, but of that incredible moment early in this century when the world converged around a marvelouis sense of promise. When he looks at the Modigiliani, he sees a man's infinite love revealed in the elongated lines of the painted figure. Ranging from the Renaissance to the conflagration of Hiroshima; from the Bosphorus to Manhattan; from the woodcarvers of a French village to Goya, DUrer, and Van Gogh; and from private experiences of love and of loss to the major political upheavals of our time, The Sense of Sight encourages us to see with the same breadth, courage, and moral engagement that its author does
A fortunate man; the story of a country doctor by John Berger ( Book )
40 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 death have made them unrecognizable to themselves. In the impoverished rural community in which he works, John Sassall tend the maimed, the dying, and the lonely. He is not only the dispenser of cures but the repository of memories. And as Berger and Mohr follow Sassall about his rounds, they produce a book whose careful detail broadens into a meditation on the value we assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag From the Trade Paperback edition
Hold everything dear : dispatches on survival and resistance by John Berger ( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political activist John Berger analyzes terrorism and the profound despair that gives rise to it. He writes about homelessness of millions who have been forced by poverty and war into lives as refugees. He discusses Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine, Serbia, Bosnia, China, Indonesia - anyplace the power of corporations, the military, or paramilitary elements is being exercised, depriving ordinary citizens of autonomy or livelihoods or most basic freedoms. This collection of essays suggests ideas and action that might bring suffering to an end. This book holds a reflective mirror up to post-9/11 realities
The shape of a pocket by John Berger ( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a collection of essays discussing such subjects as Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, ancient Egyptians, and a man in a radio station, John Berger argues for resistance to the new world economic order
A painter of our time by John Berger ( Book )
40 editions published between 1958 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Exiled in London, the Hungarian artist Janos Lavin disappears one day, into thin air. His journal offers his friend John the only clues to where he has gone, and why"--P. [4] of cover
Keeping a rendezvous by John Berger ( Book )
23 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 reunion of a people with long-banished hopes and dreams. 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 of Jackson Pollock or J. M. W. Turner, to contemplate the wonder of Paris. Rendezvous are manifold: between critic and art, artist and subject, subject and the unknown. But most significant are the rendezvous between author and reader, as we discover our perceptions informed by John Berger's eloquence and courageous moral imagination. From the Trade Paperback edition
Corker's freedom : a novel by John Berger ( Book )
39 editions published between 1964 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of the Booker Prize-winning G. and the extraordinary trilogy Into Their Labours, an early novel, written thirty years ago and published here for the first time. An exhilarating and engrossing novel about the elderly owner of an employment agency whose romantic yearnings and inarticulate dreams propel him into a world of fantasy, Corker's Freedom displays the story-telling magic that is a hallmark of John Berger's highly acclaimed fiction. In this powerfully unsettling tale about the pitfalls of free will, we observe the gradual disintegration of one man's genteel and shabby life as he is driven, over the course of one day, to seek an illusory freedom from the bonds of responsibility. Berger explores the disturbingly gray areas between the private and the public self in a mordantly witty novel, which is always aware of the absurdity that resides in the midst of tragedy
The year is '42 by Nella Bielski ( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living the high-life in occupied Paris, Wehrmacht officer Karl Bazinger discovers that his open disdain for the Nazis and friendship with Hans, who may be involved with the Resistance, have made him a target of the SS
King : a street story by John Berger ( Book )
23 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel about homeless people told by a dog who can read human thought. He lives with Vico and Vica, a couple in a homeless community on the edge of town. He even helps defend it when developers come to clear the land
 
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Alternative Names
Berdžer, Džon.
Berger, John
Berger, John, 1926-
Berger, John Peter.
Berger John Peter 1926-....
Birǧir, Ǧūn 1926-
Mpergker, Tzōn 1926-
جون برجر، 1926-
バーガー, ジョン
バージャー, ジョン
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