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    DescriptionIn 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 assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag


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    Title
    A Fortunate Man
    Subtitle
    The Story of a Country Doctor
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Berger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 181 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679737261
    ISBN 10: 067973726X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27440
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: BT
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BISAC V2.8: MED074000
    LC classification: HM
    Ingram Theme: DEMO/RURAL
    BISAC V2.8: BIO017000, SOC026020, MED029000
    B&T Approval Code: A65300000
    Abridged Dewey: 307
    DC21: 610.924
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC22: 610.924
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Illustrations note
    B&W PHOTOS THROUGHOUT
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House USA Inc
    Publication date
    01 September 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
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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 assign a human life. First published thirty years ago, A Fortunate Man remains moving and deeply relevant--no other book has offered such a close and passionate investigation of the roles doctors play in their society. "In contemporary letters John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience."--Susan Sontag