From A to X: A Story in Letters

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Verso, 2008 - Love-letters - 197 pages
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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-affirmingsignificance, acts of resistance against the forces that mightotherwise extinguish them.

From A to X is a powerfulexploration 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.

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Review: From A to X

User Review  - Debra Albonaimi - Goodreads

This novel and the story is holds are a mystery. At no time in the novel does it give explicit information about the location of the story; however, certain details imply the Near/Middle East. When ... Read full review

Review: From A to X

User Review  - Lisa Nakamura - Goodreads

Catch your breath and savour the beauty and texture of the phrasing - read it again. Berger makes the reader work and think, but it is a labour of love and never feels manipulative or coercive. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, Here Is Where We Meet, the Booker Prize-winning novel G, Hold Everything Dear, the Man Booker–longlisted From A to X, and A Seventh Man.

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