And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief As Photos

Autor John Berger
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 18 apr 2005
'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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ISBN-13: 9780747576914
ISBN-10: 0747576912
Pagini: 112
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 8 mm
Greutate: 0.1 kg
Ediția:New ed
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării:London, United Kingdom


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 is Where We Meet; theatre productions of some of Berger's plays; a new TV documentary and a DVD of selected TV work. Funding is being raised for this project which is certain to bring to public attention the extraordinary range of achievements of this great man of arts and letters

Notă biografică

John Berger was born in London in 1926. His many books, innovative in form and far-reaching in their historical and political insight, include the Booker Prize-winning novel G, To the Wedding and King. Amongst his outstanding studies of art and photography are Another Way of Telling, The Success and Failure of Picasso, Titian: Nymph and Shepherd (with Katya Berger) and the internationally acclaimed Ways of Seeing. He lives and works in a small village in the French Alps, the setting for his trilogy Into Their Labours (Pig Earth, Once in Europa and Lilac and Flag). His collection of essays The Shape of a Pocket was published in 2001. His latest fiction, Here Is Where We Meet is published by Bloomsbury in 2005.


'Berger is a writer one demands to know more about ... He has an intriguing and powerful mind and talent'
'He handles thoughts the way an artist handles paint. His mind is spattered with colour ... his writing has a physical reality'
'There is a great stillness in Berger's prose. But after a few pages, his statements start to sing and go on singing'
'John Berger is genius invisible. His life's work is synonymous with the creation of unforgettable living portraits'


A beautiful collection of fragments about time and space by the award-winning and hugely esteemed writer and critic.