To the Wedding by John Berger

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A blind Greek peddler tells the story of the wedding between a fellow peddler and his bride in a remarkable series of vivid and telling vignettes. As the book cinematically moves from one character's perspective to another, events and characters move toward the convergence of the wedding--and a haunting dance of love and death.

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 July 13, 2011 by Vintage. 212 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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British art critic and novelist Berger's (Corker's Freedom, 1993, etc.) poetic sensibilities, already acute, are heightened here magnificently in a wrenching tale of young lovers whose future is poisoned by AIDS but who nevertheless seize the present, making their wedding a fulfilling, time-trans...

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British novelist and art critic Berger's novel is a bittersweet love story celebrating post-Cold War Europe.

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Berger's gift for the succinctly rendered incident or detail--heightened in the context of the daughter's impending death--lends the tale both eventful density and narrative lightness, speeding it across the post-Cold War Europe that is the story's true love object, toward the moving and bittersw...

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The Paris Review

The British author and artist John Berger (G ., To the Wedding , Here Is Where We Meet , Ways of Seeing , Another Way of Telling ) has for decades been writing books that are one of a kind: impassioned, big-hearted, politically engaged meditations on art and history, creativity and experience.

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