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Fortunate Man The Story of a Country Doctor

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ISBN-10: 039473999X

ISBN-13: 9780394739991

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Berger, Jean Mohr

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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…    
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List price: $12.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/12/1982
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.748
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…    

Born in Jerusalem in 1935, Edward W. Said was one of the world's most celebrated, outspoken, and influential public intellectuals until his death on September 24, 2003. He is the author of more than twenty books that have been translated into thirty-six languages, including Beginnings(1975); The Question of Palestine(1979); the internationally acclaimed Orientalism(1979); Covering Islam(1980); The World, the Text, and the Critic(1983); After the Last Sky(1986); Musical Elaborations(1991); Culture and Imperialism(1993); Out of Place: A Memoir(1999); Reflections on Exile and Other Essays(2001); Power, Politics, and Culture(2001); and Freud and the Non-European(2003). He began teaching at…