Shape of a Pocket

ISBN-10: 0375718885

ISBN-13: 9780375718885

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Description: The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the new world economic order. The people coming together are the reader, me and those the essays are about — Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, a Romanian peasant, ancient Egyptians, an expert in the loneliness of certain hotel bedrooms, dogs at dusk, a man in a radio station. And unexpectedly, our exchanges strengthen each of us in our conviction that what is happening to the world today is wrong, and that what is often said about it is a lie. I’ve never written a book with a greater sense of urgency. —John Berger

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

John Berger was born in London in 1926. Berger was educated at St Edward's School, an independent school for boys in Oxford. Berger served in the British Army from 1944 to 1946; he then enrolled in the Chelsea School of Art and the Central School of Art in London. Berger began his career as a painter and exhibited work at a number of London galleries in the late 1940s. Berger became an art critic, publishing many essays and reviews in the New Statesman from 1948 - 1955. He titled an early collection of essays Permanent Red, in part as a statement of political commitment. In 1958 Berger published his first novel, A Painter of Our Time, which tells the story of the disappearance of Janos Lavin, a fictional exiled Hungarian painter, and his diary's discovery by an art critic friend called John. His novel G. won both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Booker Prize in 1972. In the 1970s Berger collaborated with the Swiss director Alain Tanner on several films; he wrote or co-wrote La Salamandre (1971), The Middle of the World (1974) and Jonah who will be 25 in the year 2000 (1976). He is well known for his novels & stories as well as for his works of nonfiction, including several volumes of art criticism. His works include Hold Everything Dear, From A to X, Why Look at Animals?, Cataract (with Sel�uk Demirel) and Bento's Sketchbook.

Opening a Gate
Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible (for Yves)
Studio Talk (for Miquel Barcel�)
The Chauvet Cave
Penelope
The Fayum Portraits
Degas
Drawing: Correspondence with Leon Kossoff
Vincent
Michelangelo
Rembrandt and the Body
A Cloth Over the Mirror
Brancusi
The River Po
Giorgio Morandi (for Gianni Celati)
Pull the Other Leg, It's Got Bells On It
Frida Kahlo
A Bed (for Christoph H�nsli)
A Man with Tousled Hair
An Apple Orchard (An Open Letter to Raymond Barre, Mayor of Lyon)
Brushes Standing Up in Jars
Against the Great Defeat of the World
Correspondence with Subcomandante Marcos:-
The Herons-
The Herons and Eagles-
How to Live with Stones
Will It Be a Likeness?
(for Juan Munoz)
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