Sunday, January 3, 2021



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.

[ BA ]