And Our Faces, My Heart, Brief as Photos
Those who read or listen to our stories see everything as though through a lens. This lens is the secret of narration, and it is ground anew in every story, ground between the temporal and the timeless...in our brief mortal lives, we are grinders of these lenses.; From the pen of the award-winning writer, critic and social historian John Berger comes a collage of poetry, thoughts and art criticism, capturing moments in time that hover above his brooding landscapes. These meditations on space, mortality, art, love, solidity and absence are as moving and passionate as we have come to expect of Berger. From his lyrical description of the works of Caravaggio and profound explorations of death and immigration to the fading sight of lilac trees at dusk in the mountains, this is a beautiful and unclassifiable response to the world around him.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librarianbryan - LibraryThing
You should read writers that the writers you love love. Gerald Vizenor always seems to work a mention of John Berger into his texts. This was brilliant and expressed quite a few ideas about time far ... Read full review
AND OUR FACES, MY HEART, BRIEF AS PHOTOSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Modest, uncontentious reflections on things personal and epochal—time and timelessness, love, home—by the noted Marxist critic of art and society. Berger's first series of vignettes and poems is ... Read full review