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A Writer of Our Time by Joshua Sperling

A Writer of Our Time

A Writer of Our Time by Joshua Sperling
Nov 20, 2018 | 304 Pages
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“The remarkable John Berger has gotten the thoughtful, sensitive study he deserves. Joshua Sperling is at ease in every aspect of this extraordinarily multifaceted writer’s life: his art criticism, his fiction, his passionate political commitment, his immersion in the lives of Alpine villagers, and more. Lovers of Berger’s work will find a rich array of background here, and those who don’t yet know Berger will, I hope, be inspired to read him.”
—Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold’s Ghost

“The author of G., A Seventh Man and Ways of Seeing was of course a lifelong controversialist and revolutionary. But, ultimately, he was a man ‘defined less by what he was against than by what he loved.’ Occasionally critical, always passionate, Joshua Sperling’s study of John Berger is as observant, rigorous, profound and as surprisingly entertaining as its subject.”
—David Edgar, author of Written on the Heart

“Berger’s talent for ‘seeing all sides’ of a thing, his incredible floating perspective, would have been worth less had he not used it to choose the right side.”
—Sarah Nicole Prickett, Bookforum

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