A Painter of Our Time

Author(s): John Berger

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Exiled in London, the Hungarian artist Janos Lavin disappears one day, into thin air. His journal offers his friend John the only clues to where he has gone, and why. John Berger's first novel is a passionate exploration of the artistic process, and a gripping detective story.


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"Praise for From A to X John Berger has found a voice perfectly fitted to express an emotional sincerity quite rare in fiction at the momentA" Ursula le Guin, Guardian This is a book of controlled rage sculpted with tools of tenderness and a searing political vision.A" Arundhati Roy on From A to X One of the most tender and poignant books I have read for many years. Its power rests in its economy of means, its account of enduring love surviving oppression.A" Harold Pinter The record of one restless, committed, brilliant consciousness; a late showcase of a mind and sensibility of astonishing range and depth.A" Melissa Benn, Independent "

Storyteller, essayist, novelist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, Here Is Where We Meet and, most recently, Hold Everything Dear.

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  • : 9781844676392
  • : Verso Books
  • : Verso Books
  • : April 2010
  • : United Kingdom
  • : September 2012
  • : books

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  • : 208
  • : John Berger
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 823.914