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A Week in Literary History

November 5th, 2002

English art critic and Booker Prize winning novelist John Berger (Pig Earth, 1979) is born in Stoke Newington, London, in 1926.

John Berger, b. November 5, 1926

bergerhead.jpgA painter, Berger became well known in England in the early Fifties as a Marxist art critic before broadening his horizons by writing novels, one of which, G., won the coveted Booker Prize. His Into Their Labours trilogy of the Eighties is a remarkable achievement. A singular, arresting, and prolific contemporary voice.

Suggested Reading Novels A Painter of Our Time, 1958. The Foot of Clive, 1962. G., 1972. The Into Their Labours trilogy: Pig Earth, 1979; Once in Europa, 1987; Lilac and Flag, 1990. To the Wedding, 1995. From A to X, 2008. Non-fiction The Success and Failure of Picasso, 1965. Ways of Seeing, 1972. About Looking, 1980. The Sense of Sight: Writings, 1985. Selected Essays, 2001. Hold Everything Dear, 2007.

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