'Language is a body, a living creature ... and this creature's home is the inarticulate as well as the articulate'. John Berger's work has revolutionized the way we understand visual language. In this new book he writes about language itself, and how it relates to thought, art, song, storytelling and political discourse today. Also containing Berger's own drawings, notes, memories and reflections on everything from Albert Camus to global capitalism, Confabulations takes us to what is 'true, essential and urgent'.
- Paperback | 160 pages
- 121 x 183 x 12mm | 202g
- 10 Oct 2016
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
His writing ... has changed the way many of us see the world ... Berger has that rare and wonderful gift of being able to make complex thoughts simple -- Kate Kellaway * Observer * One of the greatest thinkers in postwar Britain * Guardian * He handles thoughts the way an artist handles paint -- Jeanette Winterson John Berger teaches us how to think, how to feel, how to stare at things till we see what we thought wasn't there. But above all he teaches us how to love in the face of adversity. He is a master -- Arundhati Roy Berger is terrific ... Brilliant * Scotsman *
About John Berger
John Peter Berger (born November 5th, 1926) is an art critic, painter and novelist. His acclaimed works of both fiction and non-fiction include the seminal Ways of Seeing and the novel G., which won the Booker Prize in 1972. He lives in Paris.
His writing ... has changed the way many of us see the world ... Berger has that rare and wonderful gift of being able to make complex thoughts simple Kate Kellaway Observer