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    Description'Those who read or listen to our stories see everything as though through a lens. This lens is the secret of narration, and it is ground anew in every story, ground between the temporal and the timeless ...In our brief mortal lives, we are grinders of these lenses'. When John Berger wrote this apparently unclassifiable book, it was to become a sensation, translated into nine languages and indelible from the minds of those who read it. This stunning work is a shoebox filled with delicate love letters containing poetry and thoughts on mortality, art, love and absence, capturing moments in time that hover above Berger's surprising landscapes. From his lyrical description of the works of Caravaggio and profound explorations of death and immigration to the sight of some lilac at dusk in the mountains, this is a beautiful and most intimate response to the world around us.


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    Title
    And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Berger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 124 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 100 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780747576914
    ISBN 10: 0747576912
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004120
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25820
    DC22: 828.91409
    Thema V1.0: DNL
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    18 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    John Berger was born in London in 1926. His many books, innovative in form and far-reaching in their historical and political insight, include the Booker Prize-winning novel G, To the Wedding and King. Amongst his outstanding studies of art and photography are Another Way of Telling, The Success and Failure of Picasso, Titian: Nymph and Shepherd (with Katya Berger) and the internationally acclaimed Ways of Seeing. He lives and works in a small village in the French Alps, the setting for his trilogy Into Their Labours (Pig Earth, Once in Europa and Lilac and Flag). His collection of essays The Shape of a Pocket was published in 2001. His latest fiction, Here Is Where We Meet is published by Bloomsbury in 2005.
    Review quote
    'Berger is a writer one demands to know more about ... He has an intriguing and powerful mind and talent' New York Times 'He handles thoughts the way an artist handles paint. His mind is spattered with colour ... his writing has a physical reality' The Times 'There is a great stillness in Berger's prose. But after a few pages, his statements start to sing and go on singing' New Republic 'John Berger is genius invisible. His life's work is synonymous with the creation of unforgettable living portraits' Scotsman