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The Shape of a Pocket

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    John Berger(Author)

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The pocket in question is a small pocket of resistance. A pocket is formed when two or more people come together in agreement. The resistance is against the inhumanity of the new world economic order. The people coming together are the reader, me and those the essays are about — Rembrandt, Palaeolithic cave painters, a Romanian peasant, ancient Egyptians, an expert in the loneliness of certain hotel bedrooms, dogs at dusk, a man in a radio station. And unexpectedly, our exchanges strengthen each of us in our conviction that what is happening to the world today is wrong, and that what is often said about it is a lie. I’ve never written a book with a greater sense of urgency.
—John Berger

'An epic parable' -- Independent'An intellect powered by passion, not detached from but deeply engaged with the practical world in which we live' -- The Scotsman'Berger's conclusions are conveyed with breathtaking originality and poetic precision' -- Sunday Times'Smells of oil, resin and sweat, not only because they are about painters, but because his writing has a physical reality' -- The Times'This book is a reminder, and a celebration, of the fact that curious minds can still make a difference' -- Independent on Sunday --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Book details

  • PDF | 272 pages
  • John Berger(Author)
  • Pantheon Books; First Edition edition (Dec. 2001)
  • English
  • 3
  • Business, Finance & Law

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  • By Richard on 22 March 2017

    Interesting stories

  • By KH on 1 March 2013

    I love Berger's unique way of looking at the world. I picked up this book at a friend's house and then had to buy it for myself. Good to dip into when you need some intelligent and poetic words.

  • By mrs elizabeth yates on 25 March 2015

    Fantastic insight into artists. Great for research and general reading.

  • By george mcginger on 5 February 2017

    Excellent service from this seller. Would recommend.

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