In the Face of Silence (Hardcover) - Agou, Christophe (PHT)/ Berger, John (CON)

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Publisher Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Mfg Part# 9781907893049
SKU 221032507
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1907893040
Release Date 8/23/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 12L x 0.5T
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John Berger
Before becoming a writer, Berger studied art and worked as a painter; he also held jobs in television. He has written several well-received novels including G, for which he won the Booker Prize in 1972. (In his acceptance speech, Berger denounced the sponsors' colonial past and declared that he would donate half of his prize money to the Black Panthers.) A lifelong leftist, anti-globalism activist, and proselytizer for a more primitive lifestyle, Berger left England in 1974 to live and farm in the French Alps, in a barn with no indoor plumbing. Berger has been married twice and has a daughter and two sons.
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Editors Note A powerful and moving portrait of the hard lives of French family farmers living and working in the Forez region of France—a subject matter reminiscent of the work of the Farm Security Administration.|Born and brought up in the area, Christophe Agou was inspired and moved by the authenticity and charisma of the people he encountered. He presents an intimate and touching portrait of their labor-intensive lives.Christophe Agoucame to prominence with his compelling body of work made in the New York subway—published asLife Belowin 2004.

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