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5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you John Berger, 28 Jan 2009
Thank you John Berger for ALL your books. Especial thanks for 'Hold Everything Dear'- Dispatches on Survival and Resistance. This book opens with a 12.05 essay: "Everywhere one goes in Palestine - even in rural areas - one finds oneself amongst rubble, picking a way through round and over it." After recently watching Gaza's destruction by war criminals 18/24 on al jazeera, this is sadly even more true today. Some essays end with "The stance of undefeated despair works like this." The 'undefeated despair' is a theme of Berger's book, illustrated with many beautiful poems. Berger stretches my soul, leads me to other authors. Berger writes from a mountain of courage, wisdom and great compassion. He much deserves the Nobel Literature Prize.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From the two sides of a table, 21 Aug 2011
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John Berger writes about the expression of a Palestinian woman: "When it came to saying good-bye, the Aunt held my hand, and in her eyes, there was this same special expression of attention to the moment. If two people are laying a tablecloth on a table, they glance at one another to check the placing of the cloth. Imagine the table is the world and the cloth is the lives of those we have to save. Such was the expression". I think I know very well this expression. With Anastasia (my wife), numberless times we have stood face to face laying the cloth on a table for four. And living in a country recently struck by poverty (Greece), I think I know very well the meaning, too, of this expression. And what is a man who, to describe an expression, can think of the image of two people standing face to face to lay a tablecloth? A poet of course. But, also, a great man.
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Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance
Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance by John Berger (Paperback - 24 Jun 2008)
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