On John Berger
Edited by Ralf Hertel, University of Trier, Germany, and David Malcolm, University of Gdańsk, Poland
This volume offers the first collection of essays on the work of John Berger, one of the most intriguing contemporary English writers. Comprising pieces by an interdisciplinary group of academics, On John Berger spans the full range of Berger’s prolific output as art critic, novelist, collaborator on films and photo-text books, and essayist.
Writing polemic art criticism, passing on part of the Booker Prize money to the Black Panthers, and quitting the London literary scene in the 1960s in order to settle in the French Alps, Berger has always been a controversial figure. On John Berger explores his self-fashioning as a public figure and simultaneously examines the literary, visual, and collaborative strategies of his work.
Contributors: Marta Aleksandrowicz-Wojtyna, John Bowen, Rachel Bower, Jonathan Conlin, Ralf Hertel, Charlotte Kent, Bartosz Lutostański, David Malcolm, Timothy Neat, Tom Overton, Pilar Sánchez Calle, Joshua Sperling, Monika Szuba, Richard Turney, Stefan Welz, Miłosz Wojtyna