Bento's Sketchbook by John Berger

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What may be of greatest interest to readers is Berger’s politics. He has long been considered a Marxist humanist and here he maintains that reputation by criticizing what he considers a devil’s marriage between democracy and the free market economy.
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Bento's Sketchbook is an exploration of the practice of drawing, as well as a meditation on how we perceive and seek to explore our ever-changing relationship with the world around us.




From the Hardcover edition.
 

About John Berger

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Storyteller, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, dramatist and critic, John Berger is one of the most internationally influential writers of the last fifty years. His many books include Ways of Seeing, the fiction trilogy Into Their Labours, Here Is Where We Meet, the Booker Prize-winning novel G, Hold Everything Dear, the Man Booker longlisted From A to X, and A Seventh Man.
 
Published November 8, 2011 by Pantheon. 176 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Philip Marchand on Jan 06 2012

What may be of greatest interest to readers is Berger’s politics. He has long been considered a Marxist humanist and here he maintains that reputation by criticizing what he considers a devil’s marriage between democracy and the free market economy.

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