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Title:Once In Europa
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN:0747545480
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Number of Pages:162
Category:Fiction, Short stories, Literature, Abandoned

Once In Europa by John Berger

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Once In Europa A collection of interwoven stories this is a portrait of two worlds a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition and the restless future driven culture that will invade it at their moment of collision The instrument of entrapment is love Lives are lost and hearts broken

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In the dusty ramshackle town of Suse lives A ida Her insurgent lover Xavier has been imprisoned Resolute sensuous and tender A ida sletters to the man she loves tell of daily events in the town and ofits motley collection of inhabitants whose lives flow through hers Butthe area is under threat and as a faceless power inexorably encroachesfrom outside so the smallest details and acts of humanity anintimate dance a shared meal assume for A ida a life affirming significance acts of resistance against the forces that mightotherwise extinguish them br br i From A to X i is a powerful exploration of how humanity affirms itself in struggle imagining acommunity which besieged by economic and military imperialism findstranscendent hope in the pain and fragility vulnerability and sorrowof daily existence, This volume provides a collection of linked stories that are fiction and yet have elements of autobiography in a series of encounters journeys and perceptions, As a novelist art critic and cultural historian John Berger is a writer of dazzling eloquence and arresting insight whose work amounts to a subtle powerful critique of the canons of our civilization In i About Looking i he explores our role as observers to reveal new layers of meaning in what we see How do the animals we look at in zoos remind us of a relationship between man and beast all but lost in the twentieth century What is it about looking at war photographs that doubles their already potent violence How do the nudes of Rodin betray the threats to his authority and potency posed by clay and flesh And how does solitude inform the art of Giacometti In asking these and other questions Berger quietly but fundamentally alters the vision of anyone who reads his work, 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 Paleolithic cave painters a Romanian peasant ancient Egyptians an expert in the loneliness of a certain hotel bedroom dogs at dusk a man in a radio station And unexpectedly our exchanges strengthen each of us in our conviction that what is happening in 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 br John Berger