In a large library of all important books
Pig Earth remains my personal favorite of
John Berger's gifts to the world —
this is Berger's first novel (with poems)
in his trilogy from the French peasant
countryside Into Their Labours,
also including Once in Europa and Lilac and Flag.
Also of note from the Berger countryside are
two books: A Fortunate Man: the story of a country doctor
(with photographs by John Mohr)
and, Another Way of Telling.
This just begins to touch stone in a very long
career for a novelist, critic and essayist
who began his life as a painter
in London, born November 5, 1926.
Gone to us January 2, 2017 in France.
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