This book tells of the daily life of a country doctor, documented by the photographs of Jean Mohr and the personal text of John Berger. The doctor has since commited suicide because of the effects of the book.
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"A masterpiece. When A Fortunate Man was published in 1967 it marked the most significant step forward in the collaboration of a writer and photographer since Let us Now Praise Famous Men by Walker Evans and James Agee. Incredibly, it still does" (GEOFF DYER)
"A genuine tour de force . . .The intimate portrait of one man and his microscopic world reveals the faults and strains of a whole society" ( OBSERVER)
"I only wish I could do justice in a few words to the richness that makes this book so compelling" ( GUARDIAN)
"John Berger seems to me peerless; not since Lawrence has there been a writer who offers such attentiveness to the sensual world with responsiveness to the imperatives of conscience" ( SUSAN SONTAG)
"This disturbingly beautiful book will continue to haunt you long after you have set it aside" (RICHARD HOLLOWAY)
"It's one of my favourite books in the world, an ongoing inspiration as to how books should be written (and photography used)" (ALAIN de BOTTON)
"A book about caring that will make you care, and a book about deep healing that may heal your soul. It is also, almost 50 years on, uncannily timely" (SIMON GARFIELD)
"This extraordinary book unravels the tangled branches of the everyday to reveal the brightness within. It inspires me to think more slowly, more deeply, to wear acquired knowledge lightly, to open my senses more fully to the wonders in the plain and close-at-hand" (JAMES MEEK)
"A masterpiece of witness; a three-way meditation on humanity, society and the value of healing" (GAVIN FRANCIS)
"A touching narrative with imagery that captures the beauty of a GP's relationship with his patients and the community he serves" ( British Medical Journal)
Berger's exploration of what it means to heal republished nearly fifty years on
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Book Description GRANTA BOOKS. Book Condition: Good. . Bookseller Inventory # SB10F-01060
Book Description Cambridge : Granta Books, 1989. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-226-70-1932101