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Book Title: Het varken aarde|
The author of the book: John Berger
ISBN 13: 9789023431466
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 6.30 MB
Edition: De Bezige Bij
Date of issue: 1990
Read full description of the books Het varken aarde:Pig Earth consists of naturalistic short stories and surrealistic verses…
“The mother puts
the newborn day
to her breast
before the blood has been washed
from the legs of the sky”
Peasant labour is the most ancient in the world and the hardest… Peasants are isolated from the rest of society so they live by their own special cunning and they possess their own specific wisdom like this homegrown witticism: “The weather and the cunt do what they want.”
And they live in their own world.
“At home, in the village, it is you who do everything, and the way you do it gives you a certain authority. There are accidents and many things are beyond your control, but it is you who have to deal with the consequences even of these. When you arrive in the city, where so much is happening and so much is being done and shifted, you realise with astonishment that nothing is in your control. It is like being a bee against a window pane. You see the events, the colours, the lights, yet something, which you can’t see, separates you. With the peasant it is the forced suspension of his habit of handling and doing.”
The stories may seem to be down to earth, literally, but the writing is superb and The Three Lives of Lucie Cabrol is a little masterpiece which is bigger than some thick books.
Read information about the authorJohn Peter Berger was an English art critic, novelist, painter and author. His novel G. won the 1972 Booker Prize, and his essay on art criticism Ways of Seeing, written as an accompaniment to a BBC series, is often used as a college text.
Later he was self exiled to continental Europe, living between the french Alps in summer and the suburbs of Paris in winter. Since then, his production has increased considerably, including a variety of genres, from novel to social essay, or poetry. One of the most common themes that appears on his books is the dialectics established between modernity and memory and loss,
Another of his most remarkable works has been the trilogy titled Into Their Labours, that includes the books Pig Earth (1979), Once In Europa (1983) Lilac And Flag (1990). With those books, Berger makes a meditation about the way of the peasant, that changes one poverty for another in the city. This theme is also observed in his novel King, but there he focuses more in the rural diaspora and the bitter side of the urban way of life.
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