Jar Of Wild Flowers Essays In Celebr

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In celebration of the 90th birthday of eminent artist and writer John Berger, ‘A Jar of Wild Flowers’ brings together essays, reflections, and conversations about his work. For decades, Berger’s poetic humanism has inspired and brought together historically, geographically, and socially disparate subjects. His work continues to unite genres and range across types of experience, opening up radical questions about the meaning of belonging and community. In keeping with this spirit, the contributions to ‘A Jar of Wild Flowers’ challenge us to take the brave step outside ourselves to offer extended generosity and compassion. This international and cross-cultural collection includes short pieces by thirty of Berger’s friends, artistic collaborators, and others inspired by his work, including Julie Christie, Sally Potter, and Ram Rahman.

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‘John Berger has made the world a better place to live in. These essays tell us how he succeeded in that task.’Arundhati RoyIn this collection of essays on the work of, and conversations with, John Berger, thirty-seven of his friends, artistic collaborators and followers come together to form the first truly international and cross-cultural celebration of his interventions.Berger has for decades, through his poetic humanism, brought together geographically, historically and socially disparate subjects. His work continues to throw out lifelines across genres, times and types of experience, opening up radical questions about the meaning of belonging and of community. In keeping with this spirit and in celebration of Berger, the short essays in A Jar of Wild Flowers challenge us all to take the brave step from limited sympathy to extended generosity.With contributions from Ali Smith, Julie Christie, Sally Potter, Ram Rahman, Jean Mohr, Nick Thorpe, Hsiao-Hung Pai and many others.

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Weight 0.386 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.1 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xxii, 394

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

828.91409 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K