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John Berger, In Memoriam

By posted at 11:09 am on January 3, 2017 3

The British critic, essayist, and novelist John Berger died yesterday at his home in France, reports The New York Times. Probably best known for his book of art-criticism-as-philosophy Ways of Seeing, which was turned into a popular BBC series and sold more than a million copies, Berger also won the Booker prize for G. in 1972 and was nominated again in 2008 for an epistolary novel, From A to XThe Guardian has rounded up some of his quotes, including the apt-feeling “[h]ope is not a form of guarantee; it’s a form of energy, and very frequently that energy is strongest in circumstances that are very dark.”

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3 Responses to “John Berger, In Memoriam”

  1. steven augustine
    at 3:19 am on January 4, 2017

    R.I.P. Berger! Here’s Berger being Berger best, with the necessary balance of an equal to constrain him:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PcJR5MWrzc

  2. beamish13
    at 12:21 pm on January 5, 2017

    A phenomenal screenwriter, too. His collaborations with Alain Tanner are remarkable.

  3. Maria
    at 2:08 pm on January 7, 2017

    Ways of Seeing! It changed my life when I read it many many years ago for a college class!

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