R.I.P.: John Berger

A terrific model for how to write critical essays driven by clear, powerful, whole thoughts and observations. Ways of Seeing will get all the attention, but right after that I would push for About Looking.

Which provoked lively internal discussion as I read — the zoo-animal-and-people parallels are a bit off, but provocative; I don’t  buy the Rodin arguments; but the Giacometti chapter is brilliant. And so on. Timeless stuff.

Couldn’t get into his fiction at all.

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